This is a C1920s Expression Art Doll US Patented Gertrude Cox Painted Cloth Doll 8 Inch. This 8-inch painted cloth doll bears an original tag reading “Expression Art Doll U.S. Patented/Patentee Maker Gertrude Cox” with what looks like an unreadable address. Gertrude Cox was born in the 1890s and lived in Reade, CT. I was unable to locate any other information. This adorable cloth doll is all hand-painted, including the face, hands, and legs. The blond hair is yarn loops. She is dressed in her original clothing and may date to the 1930s period. The printed bloomers have yellowed somewhat with age. The doll is seamed at the hips to form a slight joint, but does not sit very well. She has painted white socks and black shoes.
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