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Object Name Doll Parts
Catalog Number 0985.13.01400a-h
Description The headless and torso-less wooden doll consists of her eight limbs: pairs of upper arms, lower arms, upper legs, and lower legs. Each piece has grooves and indentations where each fits together.
Material Wood
Owned William Edmund Clopton; Cordelia Belle Clopton (tentative)
Made William Edmund Clopton
Provenance Capt. William Edmund Clopton made these doll limbs while hiding in the woods from Union soldiers when home on furlough during the war.

Capt. Clopton had four children before and during the war (eldest b. 1851, youngest b. 1863), so he may have made these for his young daughter(s). His youngest daughter, Cordelia Belle Clopton, b. 1860, is the donor.
People Clopton, William Edmund
Clopton, Cordelia Belle (tentative)
Subjects toys
children
girls
carvings