This is a wonderful, circa 1900, cloth doll known as Philadelphia Baby or Sheppard Baby. This doll was sold, in the infant's department, of the J. B. Sheppard Linen Company on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, PA. She has been well taken care of with lots of love.
These dolls have an oil cloth painted head, forearms and lower legs. The rest of her body is stockinette. Her body has been kept in beautiful condition with only some age related stains. There are no tears and everything is securely attached. She still has all of her individual fingers.
Her head and face do show the signs (cracking and rubs) of age as most do.
Her clothes are also in exquisite shape; the underwear does show some age related stains. The clothes were made by skilled needle workers, in Sheppard's own workshop. Nothing is known whether the dolls were made in the workshop or elsewhere.
She measures 21" long
Her painted eyes are brown with deeply incised eyelids.
Her painted hair is a blondish with also the signs of age.
She comes dressed with her navy eyelet bonnet, yellow and blue dainty floral dress, a neck scarf that snaps to the dress to keep it in place. She has an eyelet half slip, with matching eyelet separate long sleeves, pantaloons with eyelet ruffles that match the eyelet ruffle on her bonnet. There is also an undershirt that has the letter G. The snaps and hooks and eyes are complete. She is wearing pink socks and oilcloth pink and white high button (snaps) shoes.
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