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Early homespun linen stump doll red calico dress 1870-80


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I don't find them often but they do make sense to md, stump dolls. This stump doll is made with real homespun linen, is all hand sewn, her face is drawn with sepia ink, her arms are pieced linen and she is stuffed softly with cotton. Her body stops at her hips and there are no legs. There were never legs. I think if I was tired and was making a doll skipping making the legs seemed like a good idea. the doll still sits and can be carried around and dress without legs. The stump end has been opened but you can see that there was never anything else. She is nice and early possibly as early as 1870. The dress is a red calico that is soft and worn and looks good on her but was not her original dress. This dress is probably 20 or 30 years newer than she is. She is 12" to the end of the stump and 19 " to the end of her dress. She is a very simple example of a child's early doll. I don't see these doll much anymore.