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Doll with Quaker costume

Doll with Quaker costume
Doll with Quaker costume
Doll with Quaker costume
Ceramic, textile, leather, hair
Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 x 1 3/4 in. ( 22.2 x 17.8 x 4.4 cm )
Doll with bisque swivel head, yellow hair, brown glass eyes, closed mouth, and pink tinted cheeks; stuffed cloth body with leather booties stitched to feet; brown Quaker-style dress over plain muslin petticoat and knickers, light brown fringed shawl, grey drawstring handbag, and black bonnet.
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Purchased from Elie Nadelman
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This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group