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.
|Maker||Acme Toy Co.|
Burton, Lillian A.
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