This is a fantastic old cloth girl.
Measuring a handsome 25 inches tall and 7 inches across the shoulders and 10 inches across the hips, her body is fashioned out of homespun linen while her arms are made out of old silk stockings of the period. She is solidly stuffed with what feels like cotton batting.
Her construction is such that it feels as if she has got a neck and shoulder plate from an old papier mache doll under the cloth, which solidly supports her head and neck. She has an applied nose and it appears that she may have had a stitched mouth at one time. There are faint remnants of penciled eyes. She also has crudely stitched fingers. She is both machine and hand sewn.
Her black dress appears to be original as it fits her to a tee considering what a difficult task it would be to find a dress for considering those wide hips. She is wearing a blue white checked pair of bloomers underneath. Both pieces of clothing are machine sewn.
And her shoes are simply wonderful! As you can see in the photo of them, they are embossed with an eagle and shield. The sunflower shaped buckle with velvet accent is nothing to sneeze at as well.
She was purchased out of Sally Whittemore’s estate several years ago.
All in all, this is a great old gal, the kind I am just not finding anymore.