This is an interesting circa early 1900s home made 17" tall folk art cloth soldier doll. He is dressed in blue cotton trousers with a red silk strip up each side, a once navy blue but now faded jacket tunic with pockets and embroidered military insignias, and a white wool felt cap with leather brim. His shoes are black leather. His facial features and brown hair are also embroidered. His head is seamed in 4 parts to give the face shape. His nose is also stitched to give it shape. There is both machine and hand stitching.
Condition: The jacket is very faded. The original dark navy color can be seen from the inside. The face is also faded from original pinkish color. There are a few stains. His right leather shoe is coming apart. The embroidery stitching is a bit crude, as are some of the stitching details, such as pockets placed at different heights.
In my opinion the uniform may be meant to resemble a US Army uniform of World War 1 era, but if anyone has a better idea I am open to suggestion. I imagine he may have been made for a child whose dad was away during World War 1.
Item ID: M14cap314
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