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ca. 1858
Composition, textile, leather, paint
Overall: 22 x 10 x 3 1/2 in. ( 55.9 x 25.4 x 8.9 cm )
Doll with composition shoulder head, molded wavy hair with corkscrew curls at back, painted black, molded and painted facial features including blue eyes and closed mouth; stuffed cloth body with divided arm composed of stuffed cloth upper arm and brown stuffed kid lower arm, with separate fingers, complete leg with knee joint indicated by row of stitching; short-sleeved white dress with purple and green ribbon across shoulders, gathered at waist with red plaid belt and embroidered with flowers and dots over plain petticoat and knickers; cream-colored stockings and brown leather slippers tied around ankles; necklace of clear beads.
Object Number 
printed: on label on back of shoulder head: "GREINER'S/IMPROVED/PATENT HEADS./Pat. March 30th, '58." typed: on tag attached to arm: "PLAY DOLL OF CLORINDA/GRIFFITH/SISTER OF/DR. FREDERIC GRIFFITH" printed: on verso of tag attached to arm: "ROBERT M. GRIFFITH,/COTTON YARNS,/437 CHESTNUT ST.,/PHILADELPHIA."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group