This doll has been one of my favorites for many years. I love the wonderfully expressive faces of the Alabama Baby's and none are exactly alike as they were all hand painted. This doll stands about 19" tall and is one of the earlier models with the applied ears. She is marked in 3 places....tummy, left thigh, and bottom. The mark on her tummy is faded and all I can read is "No. " and very faintly "Sept 26 05" which was the patent date. The marks on her thigh and bottom read " Mrs. S. S. Smith The Alabama Indestructible Doll, Roanoke Ala,"
She has over the knee blue painted boots with black detailing. Her head and arms are also painted. She has a stitched skull cap on the top of her hear, and her ears are applied.
The material of her left arm is starting to deteriorate and may need stabilizing at some point. Otherwise, she is in wonderful condition. Her face is a bit grubby but I have never felt the need to clean her. I have looked at her face under magnification and a jeweler's eye because I thought that her eyes may have been repainted. However, they look to have originally been painted this way as I do not see anything to indicate over-painting.
She comes dressed in her antique dress that I believe is her original. She is an adorable little thing.