Ethel Ellis Taves Doll

This is the post excerpt.Catalog #TO-81-g. This doll was donated by Ethel Ellis Taves (1897-1979) in 1976. The doll measures 22″ with a china head and wood body. Dressed in a period white lace dress with pearl earrings, Mrs. Taves believed the doll was German in origin. The doll was given to her for her first Christmas in 1897 by her grandfather.

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George Washington

Catalog # TO-40-783. George Washington was a popular figure throughout the first full century of the new republic. This George measures 24″, is made of painted composition and cloth, dressed in an officer’s attire with cape and hat. George and Martha Washington (# TO-40-783) gifted by Douglas Kerr in 1965. Doll possibly manufactured by the Kestner […]

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Martha Washington

Catalog # TO-40-G 783. Martha Washington was gifted to the Mattapoisett Historical Society by Douglas Kerr in 1965. She is a twenty-four inch, composition painted doll with a lace collar on a purple satin dress with embroidered roses covered by a silk flower print shawl. She is the companion doll to George Washington (catalog # […]

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French Fashion Doll

Uncatalogued. Provenance research is still being conducted on this doll. She measures 18″ and appears to be made of porcelain and cloth with kid leather gloves and shoes. She wears turquoise earrings, woven dress with a plaid, pleat detail and a removable bonnet. The doll may have been manufactured between 1860 and 1890.

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Catalog # CL-452-g. While this doll is dressed in a circa 1870-1890 embroidered dress the doll itself was most likely manufactured circa 1950. She measures 19″ and is made of hard plastic with molded hair and is stamped on lower back “20F-5 Ellanee”. By the 1950s, dolls such as this baby doll were made for […]

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  Catalog # TO-86. Elizabeth is 24″ with red hair and curls, bisque porcelain and wood, wearing a maroon and white period dress. She was manufactured by Armand Marseille in Köppelsdorf, Thuringen, circa 1913. The doll was given to the Mattapoisett Historical Society in 1981 by Clara Tinkham Perkins (1902-1990). The doll was originally owned by […]

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