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Cloth Doll, African American Female

Identifier:
2008.19.1
Description:
Fabric doll with black material face and hands, but a solid base instead of legs. Body is covered by brown and white print calico dress, with white collar with eyelets. Eyes, nose and mouth are handstitched on face.;This reproduction doll is a simple folk representation of an African American woman. It represents the type of handmade toy a young child might have owned in the late 19th or early 20th centuries. It is in use in the interactive train station of the Newcomers exhibition, as an item that migrants might have brought to Grand Rapids ca. 1925.;Purchased for use in the Newcomers exhibition.;This reproduction doll is a simple folk representation of an African American woman. It represents the type of handmade toy a young child might have owned in the late 19th or early 20th centuries. It is in use in the interactive train station of the Newcomers exhibition, as an item that migrants might have brought to Grand Rapids ca. 1925.
Date:
2005 – 2007
Materials:
Hand Sewn, Cloth, Embroidery Floss
Dimensions:
14.5" h 9.5" w 2" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Newcomers: The People of this Place (after 2008)
Maker/Donor
Bayard Gallery of Fine African-American Art