National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of American Dolls American Dolls
Rendered by Jane Iverson (artist), c. 1936
watercolor, graphite, and pen and ink on paper
overall: 35 x 44.5 cm (13 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.) Original IAD Object: 8 1/2" high
Index of American Design
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From the Tour: Dolls from the Index of American Design
Object 6 of 26

This apple-head trio was designed and made in North Carolina about 1892. Apple-head dolls probably originated with the Iroquois Indians. The expression on the face was produced by pinching the surface of the apple when it began to shrink.

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