Shirley Temple Character Doll 13
Shirley Temple character doll marked 13. Composition head and strung composition body. Blonde curled wig. No bobby pins or hair ribbons. Hazel weighted eyes. Natural top lashes; painted-on lower lashes, open mouth, six teeth, cheek dimples. The doll is wearing a white short-sleeve dress with blue trim and polka dots. Dress has a manufacturer's tag under the left sleeve. A blue ribbon is tied in a bow below the front neckline. The doll shoes are blue tied at the ankles. Plain white stockinette socks. The doll has an orange plastic bracelet in the shape of a flower on the left wrist.
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.