Rough Rider Bisque Doll. This is an all factory original doll in beautiful condition. This doll is pictured in Colemans “The Collectors Book on Doll Clothing,”. The doll dates to 1899 he is 9 ½ inches tall with a bisque socket head with no chips, cracks or hairlines. It is marked 1902 15/0. The body is a 5 piece composition body jointed at the arms and legs with molded brown boots. The costume is lightly soiled from age but is still in great condition with no holes. It is all felt with a belt and metal piece across the chest that is meant to look like a strap with bullets. He has dark brown set eyes open mouth with molded teeth, the wig is a curly lamb wig with the hat attached it is a paper mache dome and felt brim with a star on the brim just like Teddy Roosevelt had on his hat. The Rough Riders was the nickname given to one of three volunteer Calvary regiments that were raised in 1898 for the Spanish American War, by President William McKinley and the only one to see action. They became known as “Roosevelt's Rough Riders”.
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