Doll

Object Number: 
1940.97
Date: 
1830-1870
Medium: 
Ceramic, textile, hair, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 21 x 13 x 3 1/2 in. ( 53.3 x 33 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Doll with ceramic shoulder head, brown hair wig detached from bald head, painted blue eyes, closed mouth, and red tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of stuffed cloth upper arm sewn on to ceramic lower arm and molded hand, divided leg with stuffed upper leg sewn on to ceramic lower leg; green and white dress with short sleeves and lace trim at neck over plain petticoat and embroidered knickers.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this doll belonged to Mrs. Thomas H. Messenger (Ida Minerva Eagle), mother of the donor, and was named "Rachel".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Messenger Peirsal
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group