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Object Name Doll
Date ca. 1925
Description Baby doll. Composition head with brown skin, molded hair, sleep-eyes, and painted features. Cloth body. Wearing original white cotton dress, slip, bonnet, and white bunting. Maker's mark on back of head: "ACME / TOY CO."
(Keywords: Twentieth Century)
Acquisition Gift of Lillian Burton
Ownership and History Baby dolls were not common in America until the 1900s. Most earlier dolls took the form of ladies or girls. By 1900, infancy was newly appreciated as an important stage of life, and healthy babies symbolized successful families.

After World War II, the increased use of plastic made baby dolls cheaper to make, and consumers were pleased that they could not easily be broken.
Earliest Date 1920
Latest Date 1930
Maker Acme Toy Co.
Subjects Dolls
Lexicon Sub-category Toy
Associated People Burton, Lillian A.
Catalog Number T03.0075
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