Female peasant woman has a hand carved, gessoed, and painted wooden head and folded hands on a body constructed from a cardboard cone. The doll has a dark brown cloak draped around her shoulders and over a red skirt. The skirt has gold metallic ribbon trim. She wears a bronze colored apron from her waist. The apron is decorated with a bottom border of bronze colored ribbon. She wears a white lace hat; carries a walking stick and an array of goods including dolls, baskets, musical instruments, and household wares.
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.
On the collector's tag: WOOD PEDDLER DOLL / donation of- / BERNICE MARYE JACKSON