Shirley Temple Character Doll 11
Original Shirley Temple Doll 11 has a composition head and strung composition body. Original pink and white dress with a flower pattern on the collar, replaced white shoes and socks. The satin manufacturer's label is present on the dress, but there is no Shirley Temple button. The doll's curly mohair wig is blond with two bobby pins. There is no hair ribbon. This doll has blue weighted eyes, an open mouth with six teeth, natural upper lashes with painted-on lower lashes. She has cheek dimples.
Based on the time period this doll was manufactured and sold on the market, it is believed it was not a personal childhood doll of Bernice Jackson Lang (1897-1988), her mother Wilmette (Minnie) Belle Jackson (1859-1950), or Lindy Lou Lang, Bernice's aunt or sister-in-law. These are the three people who collected the dolls HC accessioned as the 88.410 Lang Doll Collection. It is believed that this doll, as well as all of the Shirley Temple dolls associated with the Lang collection were "collected" (as opposed to used by) by any one, or a combination, of the three women as additions to their doll collection.
Primary inscription on the back of the head: 11 / SHIRLEY TEMPLE
Primary inscription across the doll's upper back: SHIRLEY TEMPLE