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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This 1890s cabinet card of a girl holding a doll drew my attention due to the two subjects (Girl and doll) having the same look!

    Both have wide eyes with small pupils along with slightly opened mouths. I only wish the girl had the same hair style as the doll.

    Photographed by McPherson Brothers out of Rockford, IL.

    Any information on the doll is appreciated.

    Reproduction of these photographs in any form is not authorized.



    1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking vetraio and bellin!

    2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks walksoftly and mikko.

    3. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Very nice Scott ! Doll look like a German Kestner bisque doll by her painting :-)
    4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the info manikin. Do these date back to the 1890s or earlier?

    5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Bisque dolls like her followed China's in production, they so to speak were prettier to girls and Came into being very late 1890' to early 1900's ending their glory days by 1920's but were made into 30's followed by cheaper novelty doll of a crude bisque and generally sold to import as doll house dolls or as I said novelty . The ones with closed mouth meaning having no teeth are more valuable on market your photo is what is called a open mouth dolly face . So she would fall into the 1890's easily . I agree someone forgot to comb girls hair though :-) She appears to be dressed early 1900 not later than 1910 .
    6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks again for the information manikin.

    7. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      anytime Scott :-)
    8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks for looking toni!

    9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Thanks gritty!


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