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Harris/Anderson children on base

Harris/Anderson children on base
Title
Harris/Anderson children on base
Date 
1920-30
Medium 
Ceramic, textile, metal, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 13 x 13 in. ( 19 x 33 x 33 cm )
Description 
Five bisque baby dolls, two in carriages, one in cradle, and two on pillow, all mounted on single T-shaped wooden base; dolls clothed in white dresses and covered with hand-knit pink or blue blankets; some lace bedding; carriages are painted pink and has floral stickers, cradle is painted blue and also has floral stickers; each doll labeled with name.
Credit Line 
Gift of Helen Burr Smith
Object Number 
1954.217
Marks 
Written: on label with each baby: "KATHY ANDERSON"; "KARL ANDERSON"; "BABY HUGH ANDERSON"; "GEORGE C. HARRIS JR."; "MARY JANE HARRIS"
Gallery Label 
A letter found with the dolls, written by Helen Burr Smith, explains that she dressed these dolls about twenty years before they were donated, but did not name them until 1954. During a dinner party she gave for two young couples, Rev. and Mrs. Alistair C. Anderson and Rev. and Mrs. George C. Harris, she decided to name the dolls after the Andersons' and Harris' five young children. The letter also states that Helen Burr Smith purchased the dolls and carriages at Woolworth's.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group