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Doll: woman in ethnic dress w/long braids

Title:
Doll: woman in ethnic dress w/long braids
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Composition, textile, hair, metal, beads, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 8 x 2 in. ( 29.2 x 20.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Doll with composition shoulder head with slit pate, blond hair, and black glass eyes; stuffed cloth body with arm jointed at shoulder and hand with separate fingers; ethnic costume consisting of black lace bonnet, blouse with pleated front, full sleeves, and lace cuffs worn under long black dress with beaded bodice and blue apron, with chains and medallions worn at shoulder and waist.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number: 
1937.63
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this doll belonged to Angeline Burr Corse (b. 1847), mother of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group