Here is a sweetie, still in her box and never played with. I don't think her shoes have ever been off her feet--and I didn't remove them either because the snap didn't want to give easily. I don't think her bonnet's been off of her head, but I slid it back so you could see the hair. She reminds me of the dolls made by Krueger. She has no tags that I could see. Her clothing is sewn on so I can't dress her down. She has only her Knickerbocker box--from a store called Shillito's-- which says her outfit is pink. Her outfit is not pink--it's a very pale blue with some fading in the front. And where was Shillito's? Does anyone know?
Back in the 50s, (and I assume earlier) when I was a child, my grandmother took me to shop at a high end department store (like Famous Barr) for a nice doll or a nice doll's clothing for me. We sat at the counter and the sales lady brought the doll or the dolls' outfits to us. She took them out of their boxes right in front of us--all the while talking about the doll or an outfit dress as she posed the doll in play or fluffed out the skirt of the dress. It was almost like theater and it was meant to draw you in--which it always did. If the sales lady pulled out enough dolls for little girls to choose from, no doubt they were often put back in the wrong box. I think that happened to this girl.
She's 12 inches tall and in virtually unplayed with condition. No rips, no tears, no smells. As I said, a little fading on the front of her dress. Every little piece of her yellow yarn hair is in place. Her face is clean and unmarked--never touched. How she came down to us like this is only a guess. In the 1950s, girls' bedrooms were quite frilly and they had dolls on shelves only to be looked at and admired. No fun there--for doll or child.
Anyway. Our little cherub awaits her new owner in the hopes she won't be ignored any longer. I wish to ship her packed and boxed well so her own box arrives intact. Thanks for stopping by.
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