• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 6-12-02
  • 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. Like 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 a... more
    (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. Like 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. How we learn about communities; American communities in history; Communities and Geography. 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics. less
  • Format
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