Anyone know who makes this doll?
by Erica Curtis
My grandmother bought me this doll when I was about 8 years old, so it was approximately 1962. It was not to play with, and it sat for many years in my bedroom.
We moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1972 and her pinky finger on her right hand got snapped off. I didn't recover the finger unfortunately.
She is 19" tall and has on her original dress, both shoes, only one sock, and old fashioned cotton underpants with a snap. Her eyebrows are painted like Armand Marseille dolls with a delicate sweep of the brush. Her fingernails are painted red.
She has auburn hair and blue eyes that open and close. Her mouth is slightly open, and her lips parted to reveal tiny perfect white teeth. The interior of the mouth is painted a dark red. Her entire body is the same material as her head (bisque?) and the head, arms and legs are jointed.
I have never cleaned the doll, and she has just years of storage grime, but it's not bad. I have hesitated to try cleaning her up for fear of doing it incorrectly and ruining her finish.
If anyone has any information on the maker of this doll, please contact me. Armand Marseille dolls come the closest to resembling her, which is why I listed her here.