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Thursday, June 11, 2009


At the top is a very old wooden cradle (probably 1800's) used to display old chinas. The 4 "middle ones" are dressed as U.S. First Ladies, i.e. Mary Todd Lincoln, Dolley Smith Todd Madison, Abigail Smith Adams, and Jane Appleton Pierce. These four were found together in an antique shop in New Orleans. All these dolls range in age from 1840 to about 1900.

The second photo shows an early 20th century wicker doll buggy holding a blonde china from about 1880 and a "pumpkin head" papier mache with pupiless glass eyes and wooden limbs from the same time period. She wears a gold-filled woven memorial hair pin dated 1840.
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  1. Because I like and can appreciate the workmanship and "antiquity" of the cradle and buggy better than the dolls does that make me a bad person?

  2. Not at all, David. We are into doll-related items, also.