• Creator
  • Ideal Toy Company
  • Created Date
  • 6-12-02
  • Description
  • This doll is comprised of a composition head and hands on a cloth body which contains a squeeze mechanism. The head has brown glued on hair. The face has sleeping blue eyes, painted on eyebrows, pink tinted cheeks, red lips, and white teeth. Her original clothing is white cotton trimmed with lace. Sewn over the body is a pair of bloomers with the dress over. White socks are sewn onto the feet and a white lace trimmed bonnet covers the head. Th... more
    This doll is comprised of a composition head and hands on a cloth body which contains a squeeze mechanism. The head has brown glued on hair. The face has sleeping blue eyes, painted on eyebrows, pink tinted cheeks, red lips, and white teeth. Her original clothing is white cotton trimmed with lace. Sewn over the body is a pair of bloomers with the dress over. White socks are sewn onto the feet and a white lace trimmed bonnet covers the head. This doll is a good example of a composition shoulder head doll which had mid success by 1908 but exploded in the U.S. by World War I. Composition was made of pressed wood pulp mixed with glue. Most could not get wet, but it was marketed as being unbreakable and it can be argued that it paved the way to the hard plastic phenomenon. This baby doll's creator Ideal captured many Hollywood celebrities such as Shirley Temple and Judy Garland which made composition extremely popular. Ironically, Ideal also was responsible for replacing composition doll popularity with hard plastic when they first introduced it in 1939. How we learn about communities; American communities in history; Communities and Geography; World War I. 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics. less
  • Format
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