Little Doll Identification Quest

Doll Stats

Thought I would share what I know so far about this little doll.  See my earlier post for more photos:  little doll

Doll Identification Questionnaire:
1.  Length:  10 inches       Circumference of head:   7  1/4 inches   
      (head about 2 1/2 inches and body 7 1/2 inches)
2.  Material of the head and armsComposition (paper/wood pulp molded then painted)
The head appears to have a flange neck.  The torso material comes up high and covers it.
3.  Doll’s body (torso and legs) made of cloth;  firm body and legs;
      possibly cotton or linen – three tones – torso light, legs beige, feet brown; 
      legs are separate from torso and attached with disc and wire.
      There is a blue ink stamp on the back of torso that looks like the #9.
4.  Arms are composition and attached to torso with wire.  Flesh colored paint is peeling.  The hands have four
      fingers together and a thumb.
5.  Face has black painted side-glancing eyes; painted eyelashes top only; sweet expression; 
      a watermelon smile (single line) with dimples;  no molded lips; small nose. 
The eyebrows are not molded; there may be a faint single line of brow paint over each eye.
6.  Hair molded slightly on head.  There are three holes: one on top and above each molded ear.
      There are small pieces of blond material, possibly mohair on the head.  Not sure if this is
      original to doll or from a later wig that was removed.
7.  Only clothing:  white flannel shorts or underwear,.8.  Condition of Doll:  crack across top of head; grazing on face; paint peeling off arms; discoloration
      to cloth body. I found a photo of my doll’s face at the Doll Reference Online.  The size is not the same and a few variations in the stats, so I’ll leave that for another post.  I’ll be checking other reference books too.  Did you know that you can access the public library online, check the catalog,  place a ‘Hold’ and have the books delivered to your local Branch?  How cool is that!!!!!!!!!

About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative with a diverse range of interests in writing and painting. She currently is revising a middle grade novel, and author and illustrating a picture story book. She is an active member of SCBWI, Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. Linda has a body of paintings, which form the foundation of her artistic development. This work can be viewed on her website: Her recent illustrations are an outgrowth of the style she developed in these paintings. Another passion is sculpture. Linda often uses her figures as models for her art. Linda's blog is eclectic and journeys wherever her muse guides her attention. Her blog address is: Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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7 Responses to Little Doll Identification Quest

  1. That’s really cool!

    Another great place to do research is on ebay. It sounds crazy, but if you search for a doll that looks like yours, you might just find a seller who has identified her. 🙂

  2. robin says:

    This doll is so precious and there is something so wonderful about your taking him or her home and making such an effort to hunt for history. The mystery is beginning to unfold and it is great getting to follow your search.

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  4. Suzanne Fletcher says:

    He looks like a Rose O’Neill doll – made early 20th century. Or into the 1920’s, 30’s. Just a possibility. Very cute little guy.

    • I found a picture of the doll’s face on the Doll Reference website. A doll named “Sis Hopkins” had the same face but the body characteristics are not exactly the same. You are right about the googly-eyes of the Rose O’Neill Kewpie dolls looking similar. Thanks for responding.

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