This doll measures 11 inches, but is really only 8 1/2 inches tall under the dress and is in good condition. She has a sweet outfit with her lacy hat and charming collar and apron. She has an interesting face in that her eyes and nose are simply painted on, but the lips are raised, almost like a resin was used to paint them on. What drew me to her was the tag on the back of her skirt, which says, " Hard Hearted Hanna, A Vamp from Savannah", Miami, Florida. This, of course, appealed to my interest of dolls as historical reflection. I assume that she was made during the '40s and I found the use of the term "vamp" interesting. Actually, I found the whole label interesting with its sexual overtones and I wish I knew if there was a white counterpart to this doll. Without that label, she is just another pretty doll; but the label casts her in a different light. Why? What was that all about? My 21st century senses are offended. Hannah is another example of American history playing out in dolls. Please let me know if you require more photos or have any questions. Do take a minute to look at my other early doll items and thank you for shopping Red Dog Dolls.
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