Moveable Porcelain Baby Doll

Object Details

Date
Early 20th century
Medium
plastic, cloth, yarn, paint
Dimensions
12 × 6 in. (30.5 × 15.2 cm)
Caption
This porcelain doll’s head, arms, and legs can move. Her features include painted brown eyes, rosy cheeks, and brown skin. The baby doll’s dark brown hair is a combination of curls painted and molded on the porcelain and yarn gathered into three ponytails on the top and sides of her head. She wears a beige dress and, underneath, a white tunic with thin brown stripes. The doll belonged to Jacqueline Griffith, a lifelong District resident and the only child of Allen and Delaphine Griffith. Born around 1927, she resided in her family’s northwest Washington home until her death in the early 1990s. Her clothing and dolls in the Anacostia Community Museum’s collection complement the Griffith Family Papers in the Museum’s Archives, together documenting three generations of this African American family.
Accession Number
1995.0008.0004
Type
doll
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8a55757da-d380-4024-9297-d366cc84ccb6
Record ID
acm_1995.0008.0004
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