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image of Frontiersman Doll Frontiersman Doll
Rendered by George File (artist), c. 1937
watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paperboard
overall: 46.8 x 33.7 cm (18 7/16 x 13 1/4 in.) Original IAD Object: 11 3/4" high
Index of American Design
1943.8.16722
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From the Tour: Dolls from the Index of American Design
Object 9 of 26

American Indians made dolls depicting white settlers as well as their own people. Here are two views of a frontiersman dressed in buckskin. The doll was made in about 1850 by Plains Indians.

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