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All-Bisque German Infant Doll
All-Bisque German Infant Doll
Resource Typeimage
TitleAll-Bisque German Infant Doll
Coverage / Year1900 to 1940s
Description(right) This is an all-bisque German swivel-neck infant with moveable arms and legs. It has painted light brown hair, blue eyes, and red lips. It has marks on the back of the head that read '682/10 1/2 Germany.'
InterpretationLike other German all-bisque dolls, it was probably purchased in an American small grocer, candy shop, or novelty goods store which sold these dolls along with the imported German candy. It was an inexpensive purchase for little girls and it was convenient for rural parents who did not have easy access to large department stores. Therefore, they were most popular in rural America during the turn of the century to 1915. This rings true for the young girls, Ruth, Nina, and Pat Cheseboro, who once owned and played with this doll, lived in a small town called Saunemin, Illinois around that same time.
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 CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsGermany; United States; Candy shop dolls; American pop culture; All-bisque dolls; Country life; Children; German doll industry
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1992.016.0075
CONTENTdm file name45332211162002_92.16.75.jpg
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