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A pencil face doll with big eyes wearing a blue calico dress

A pencil face doll with big eyes wearing a blue calico dress


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Directory: Dolls: Antique Dolls: Cloth: Pre 1910: Item # 1360821

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This is a 23 " cloth doll that looks more like she is 17". It is funny with dolls, some look really big and large and aren't and then some like this one that just feel and look smaller than they are. She is nicely shaped body, she is shy and doesn't like to show her face. I finally got one picture that shows the pencil features, you can see her face much better in real life. She is made with grain sack material.(The late 1800's and first quarter of the 1900's grain was sold with the advertising printed on the cloth sacks done with paint that would wash out. So the sack could be washed and the material reused. Many dish cloths and towels and curtains and aprons were made with the grain sacks, as well as many homemade dolls of that period.) The dolls legs still have some on the pint from the bag. She is cotton stuffed, her head is attached at the neck and her arms and legs are jointed at the hips, knees and shoulders. She has on a deep indigo blue calico dress that she came in. She is circa 1900 and is 23 " short!