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Cultural Objects, Folk Art
PlacesAmos/Shelor's Mill (Courthouse District)
This soft doll is sewn from unbleached muslin and stuffed with what appears to be old hosiery material. It’s facial features are drawn on the cloth and a bonnet may once have compensated for the lack of hair. The doll is dressed in bloomers that cinch at the waist with a drawstring. Its dress is machine sewn out of a faded cotton print of white flowers against a burgundy background. The dress is pleated at the empire waist and accented with lace trim. A single button at the back neckline holds the dress closed.
This doll was purchased at the estate sale for George Washington Royal.