These two little girls, circa the 1920s, are created from celluloid and were often sold or won at carnivals. One doll is 8 inch tall and the other is 8 ½ inches. Each is marked in raised lettering on the back indicating that they were manufactured in Japan. They both have molded hair and molded and painted facial features. They are jointed at the shoulders. The taller one has rather loose stringing. The dolls are in good condition for celluloid but they both have some pin holes in their torsos and the backs of the heads. Probably they once had some type of costume that may have been tacked or pinned on and caused the holes. They represent a cute little novelty pair from the early 20th century.
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Joan's (JF) items will return in mid-November when she is home from Australia. Lynette's (LG) items are available now.