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Object Name Doll
Catalog Number 0985.03.00033
Description Adult female doll is African American (black) woman with painted porcelain head. Eyes are painted black with whites. Mouth is painted red. Dress is black cotton printed with white arrow design; black and white checked apron; and multi-colored turban on head and scarf around shoulders. Seated in wooden rocker, with a small metal shovel and tiny white doll on her lap, and holding by the hand a small standing white child. The child is made of unglazed porcelain with blond hair, blue painted eyes, a white bonnet and dress, and pink painted shoes. The child holds a small metal bucket. The wooden rocker has three back slats, no arms, and appears to be glued together.
Material porcelain; textile (cotton), metal; wood
Dimensions H-10.25 W-6 D-10 inches
Provenance Part of "Mammy" doll group consisting of two adult black dolls and two white child dolls.

Accession ledger: "A group of dolls respresenting the colored 'mammies' of Georgia, an aristocracy now passing away."

1905 Catalog: "A Group, in memory of the colored aristocracy that has passed away."
Search Terms mammies
Subjects toy (tentative)
children (tentative)
African Americans
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)