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Object Name Doll
Date ca. 1941-1945
Description Girl doll with jointed composition body. She has sleep-eyes and blond hair with two braids. She is wearing a World War II Women's Army Corp (WAC) uniform jacket, dress, and cap. Her hands are magnetized. Maker's mark on the back of her head: "SUZANNE / EFFANBEE". Overall height is 14 inches.
(Keywords: Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Laura Patrick
Ownership and History This doll belonged to Laura Elliman Patrick (1934-2012) of Staten Island, daughter of Natalie Stirn and Arthur Benbow Elliman. Laura Patrick graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in economics, and worked at Wagner College in the 1970s as secretary to the president. She was an active community volunteer, serving for many years on the Board of Directors of the Staten Island Historical Society. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Association of Staten Island, joining the organization in 1963, and in 2009 they honored her for her many years of service.
Earliest Date 1940
Latest Date 1950
Maker Effanbee
Subjects Dolls
World War II
Military uniforms
Lexicon Sub-category Toy
Associated People Patrick, Laura (Elliman)
Catalog Number 95.023.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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