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Object Name: Doll
Date: 1800-1850
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Medium: Textile, leather, hair, paint
Dimensions: Overall: 25 x 10 x 3 1/2 in. ( 63.5 x 25.4 x 8.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Doll with stuffed leather head sewn on to stuffed cloth body; brown hair wig, painted facial features include blue eyes, red mouth, and pink cheeks; divided arm with stuffed cloth upper arm and stuffed leather lower arm, complete leg covered in stockinet; printed cream-colored dress with square neck and gathered sleeves over petticoat and knickers with lace hem; blue and red cap with lace trim.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Messenger Peirsal
Object Number: 1940.98
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According to accession records, the maker, Polly Summers (later Mrs. Sheldon Smith), was the great-grandmother of the donor.