Standish No Break Life Size Doll~uncertain ; Cloth doll
Cotton twill fabric doll has printed front and back and seams along all the outer edges. Left shoulder seam, right underarm and side body seam, heels of both shoe soles are hand-stitched; all other seams are machine stitched. Hand-stitched seams show where done after the figure was stuffed with horsehair. Both side of doll are printed. Front side has face with blue eyes, brown brows, nose, red open mouth showing six teeth, rosy cheeks and shading above the eyes, along the left side of the nose and under the chin. Printed hair depicts sausage curls that come down over both shoulder. Front of a large red bow is printed at the top of the head. Doll wears printed chemise and drawers with red and blue pattern along the neck edge under a printed ruffle, and red geometric design around each leg above a printed ruffle. A blue bow is printed at center front. A single button is printed at the center front waistband. Stockings are red, high-top boots are brown, boot soles are light brown. Boots have five buttons printed on the outside of the leg.
Back side of doll is printed with long blond sausage curls, red bow, chemise and drawers, red stockings and brown boots. Back waistband of drawers has three buttons. Printed hands are held in a loose fist .
It is uncertain who printed the fabric doll, The "Collector's Encyclopedia of Dolls by Dorothy S., Elizabeth A., and Evelyn J. Coleman" describe "Standish No Brake Life Size Doll, 1918. Cutout cloth doll made by Elms & Sellon Co., had shaped foot., later on page 388 they write "Elms & Sellon, 1910-18 and other years, New York City. Probably also known as Elms & Co., at one time produced cutout cloth dolls including the Standish No Brake Life Size Doll. This doll had been made by Fabric Mills and/or Arnold Print Works.