Doll

Object Number: 
2004.26.14
Date: 
ca.1904
Medium: 
Porcelain, cotton, silk, leather, hair
Dimensions: 
Overall (doll): 10 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (26.7 x 11.4 x 5.7 cm) Part (chemise): 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (18.1 x 11.4 cm) P
Description: 
Lady doll with porcelain head and jointed wooden body; blond hair, roll-back eyes and painted facial features; white cotton petticoat, chemise and knickers trimmed in crocheted lace; pink silk dress gathered at front and back from yoke neckline and at "puffed" sleeves; embroidered at neckline and hem with pink floss, button closures at back; matching pink silk hat with matching satin bows; knit stockings and white leather shoes with buckles. White crocheted short-sleeved top with rosette at waist band. White cotton short-sleeved chemise with lace at neckline, hook and eye closures at back.
Gallery Label: 
This doll belonged to one of the Liebenow sisters, most likely Adella Liebenow Wotherspoon, who was the last living survivor of the General Slocum steamer disaster of 1904. Little Adella pulled the cord to unveil a monument honoring the 1,021 passengers who had perished in the fire. The then 20 month old Adella had lost her sisters Anna and Helen, whose body was never recovered.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Adella "Tiby" Liebenow Wotherspoon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group