This Charity Fund raiser doll was made by the Ladies Sewing Society of the Moravian Church Guild to support their outreach programs. They called the dolls Polly Heckewelder after the daughter of a Moravian Missionary. This doll making project began in 1872. This particular example is from the 1930s.
She wears the white cotton unders, pink gingham dress (which matches her pink under-bonnet), white apron and white leather shoes found on these dolls (her silky stockinette stockings may be replacements). She has the crocheted outer bonnet appropriate to these dolls.
Her facial features are softly and beautifully painted. I had a hard tome getting a really good picture of her face, she is prettier in real life than my photos show (aren’t we all? LOL)
Maker: Moravian Church Guild
Condition: good, she has an age-related mark on her lips which looks like she was probably kissed by her original owner. Otherwise she is nice and clean and sturdy. One shoe is missing its ornament.
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