A very early model of this American doll, made by Ideal, circa 1915. Latex-composition “Liberty Boy” stands 12-inches tall. His molded, painted uniform mirrors the uniforms worn by American soldiers serving overseas in WWI. His arms and legs move and hold poses, enabling him to “march” and salute. Liberty Boy’s face is hand painted, with blue eyes, blushed cheeks, arched brows, and coral closed mouth. He has ginger colored molded, painted hair, hidden underneath his felt hat in the first photo.
This soldier doll is in very good condition, with minor age-related wear. He has a paint chip on the tip of his nose, which is common for these dolls, as well as a tiny paint chip on his chin, the paint on his hands shows some wear, as shown, and there is crackling/crazing on the back and side of his right thigh (see detail photo). No other damaged or repairs.
This is an example of a very early Ideal doll in very good condition, display ready.