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Posted 2 years ago

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Manikin
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This homemade cloth doll with papers saying he was made for a boy named tucker by his mother for his birth 1863. I wish I had better photo's to show but I did sell him many years back . The doll was made by a slave and she apparently used scraps of old material to create a gentleman doll dressed in fine clothes and was gave to her son . Did she want her son to see that he could be anything he wanted to be in life and be a business man not a slave . She must have been a very good Mother !
The doll won a blue ribbon at a doll show .

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  1. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 2 years ago
    very cool mani wish i bought her
  2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thanks vansky . I wish you had bought him too then I could see how he is doing . He was pretty fragile but I know he went to an avid collector so I suspect he is being preserved . He had so much history and documented paperwork from family . I hope the boy that got him became a very successful business man . I tried years ago to locate and info on him as I had his last name also it will come to me if I think hard enough . It is on the paper laying by him on photo but my camera back then was not the best :-( Thanks for the love !
  3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you scandi,walksoft ,bellin,Phildavid and vansky !
  4. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    That is very, very nice!!!
  5. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 2 years ago
    Wow That is a serious piece of history !!
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    This doll has amazing history hedge your right ! if a person could go back in time . I can only imagine that this mother saw her son as growing up to be a successful person . It is rare and the documents that are with him are to be cherished . Thanks for stopping by him Hedge :-)
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you beaux and bratjdd !
  8. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you michelle !
  9. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    For CW Lisa on your Black dolls . One of earliest that have been seen 1863 made by a Mother who was a slave for her son when he was born . More info above
  10. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Thank you Lisa :-)
  11. Zowie Zowie, 11 months ago
    I think it was made with so much love the rest doesn't matter.
  12. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    Zowie I agree :-) Thanks for stopping to look at him :-)))))

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