|Alabama Baby Doll for sale on Ebay20" in height|
The MAIDA Dolls Group will be doing an Alabama Baby inspired doll challenge in early 2014, so I am saving images.
I asked Ebay seller 4206diane for permission to share pictures of the 20" Alabama Baby she has for sale on Ebay. Diane graciously shared her images for us to keep for study. She has this to say about the doll:
"SHE IS A ANTIQUE, (FADED)MARKED: "PATENTED SEPT. 26,1905", ELLA SMITH, 20" ALABAMA BABY, INDESTRUCTIBLE CHILD CLOTH DOLL. SHE WAS MAKE IN ROANOKE, ALABAMA. SHE WAS DISPLAYED AT THE STRONG MUSEUM IN ROCHESTER N.Y. I BOUGHT HER AT A HIGH END AUCTION WHERE THEY WERE AUCTIONING OFF DOLLS FROM THE STRONG MUSEUM. SHE IS IN VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION. SHE HAS A NOSE AND A RIGHT CHEEK RUB. THERE IS SOME CRAZING TO HER FACE AND PAINT LOSS OVER THE 100 PLUS YEARS. SHE IS WEARING HER ORIGINAL DRESS AND BLOOMERS. SHE HAS PAINTED BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES.SHE HAS THE MOST WONDERFUL PAINTED ON BLUE BOOTS!"
This dolly is a charmer, Dixie! I am so glad you were able to convince Diane to let you share photos of the doll, here for all of us to see.ReplyDelete
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