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Boy Doll

Object Number: 
1946.104
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Wax, composition, textile, wood, leather, metal, hair, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 x 6 x 2 in. ( 35.6 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Boy doll with wax over composition shoulder head, blond curly hair inserted in head, black glass pupilless eyes, closed mouth, and pink tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with bellows (possibly kid) situated in torso, stuffed cloth upper arm and composition lower arm with molded hand, divided leg composed of stuffed kid upper leg and wooden lower leg, painted to resemble boots; brown suit composed of jacket and trousers with trim along facings and cuffs, and metal beads attached for decoration at waist, white pleated shirt with single button and collar; blue ribbon tied in bow tie at neck; when chest is squeezed, doll squeaks.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this doll was made by Miss Mary Brownell of Hartford, CT, as a Christmas present for Elise Weidenman, sister of the donor. The doll was named "George."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Marguerite Weidenman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group