Bisque head on five-piece composition body has blond mohair wig with center part and a bun in back, molded ears, inset blue glass eyes, and painted brows, mouth, and cheeks. Head swivels 360 degrees on the neck; arms and legs are attached to body with a cord that is strung through the limbs and knotted on the outside. Legs have molded shoes with low heels and ribbed stockings. Stockings are painted white with a pink band at top and shoes are painted black with a double strap across the inset. Doll wears a white cotton mob cab trimmed with white lace and held to head with a corsage pin. Outer garment is made of printed cotton with braid around outer edge. Print is brown floral on beige ground. Garment is open down the back and sewn shut at the neck. Undergarment appears to have been made from a white linen handkerchief with embroidered flower border and scalloped edge. Both garments are sleeveless. Linen garment is tacked to a slip made of cheesecloth. Drawers are made of white open-weave fabric stitched to slip at waist.
This doll came to History Colorado in 1988 as part of the Bernice Lang doll collection. The doll was collected by either Bernice Lang, Wilmette (Minnie) Belle Jackson (Bernice's mother), or Lindy Lou Lang, Bernice's sister or mother-in-law as an addition to their doll collection. The doll is not thought to have been used by any of the three ladies as children. No further provenance is recorded in any records obtained by History Colorado.
Primary inscription embossed in the back of the neck: 2
Secondary inscription on collector's tag: #70 -Bisque head; set glass eyes. 5 pc compo body (orig. made for French mechanicals - straight neck - bob up & down) Blonde hair w/dust cap.