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Armand Marseille All-Bisque Infant Doll
Armand Marseille All-Bisque Infant Doll
Resource Typeimage
TitleArmand Marseille All-Bisque Infant Doll
Coverage / Year1920s to 1930s
DescriptionA bisque head doll with 'sleepy eyes', an open mouth that has two applied teeth in red lips. It has pink cheeks and brown hair which is brush stroked. The body of the doll is jointed with moveable arms and legs. It is wearing a white linen diaper that is safety-pinned. This doll looks very similar to Armand Marseille's 'My Dream Baby.' It has the marks A.M. Germany 351.1510k.
InterpretationArmand Marseille was a German doll manufacturer from the late 1800's to the early 1920's. He is a good representation of the golden age of doll making. His dolls were very popular in the U.S. and he produced so many that they still can be found in large quantities today. Marseille's family can be traced back to the French Huguenots who were banished from Russia and emigrated to Coburg, Germany. In the 1880's they started a porcelain factory, that led to the creation of dolls. He is known for a well crafted head with the touch of an arist accompanied by a crude, rough body.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history; Communities and Geography;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorArmand Marseille dolls, 1865-1928
Subject / KeywordsGermany; United States; All-bisque dolls; German artistry; German dolls; American pop culture; Marseille, Armand (German Doll Manufacturer)
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1992.016.0021
CONTENTdm file name75026211162002_92-16-21.jpg
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