This is Ruthie, a darling doll made by Horsman Dolls of Trenton, N.J.. She is made of vinyl plastic with jointed head, arms and legs. She has a sweet face with painted facial details, pale blue sleep eyes with soft lashes and light brown rooted hair. Her original outfit is adorable She has a short sleeved red taffeta-like dress with a black waist ribbon. Over that is cotton coat which is white with a red and black pattern. It has red velveteen cuffs and collar and four red buttons, two stationary and two operable. The outfit is topped off with a red velveteen beret. She has white panties, knit socks and plastic Mary Jane shoes with a thin strap. When her tummy is squeezed she squeaks, or as the tag says she Cries. The back of her head is marked I-30 and the base of her neck is marked 14. The string tag has all the specifics including the description of “Perma-Curl Miracle Rooted Hair”. I little Ruthie doll is from the early 1960’s.
She measures about 13” tall without her hat. She’s is in very good condition with clean, unwashed clothes. There is a dark rub mark on her chin and on her left forefinger and one on each cheek of her bottom. Her hair is a little mussed and wild. Her left eye is a little lazy and appears that it might have been put in on a bit of an angle. It doesn’t always open and close without a little coaxing. The outfit appears to be in very nice condition with minimal age wear. Her socks are stretched out a little. The tag has some crease and edge wear.
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1960's Vintage Horsman Ruthie Doll with Original Outfit and Hang Tag