These "babies" were made in Roanoke, AL 1889-1925 by the Ella Smith Doll Co. They were very popular and desirable American made dolls. The entire doll was cloth and had a molded faces with oil-painted complexion, hair and features. The ears were separately made and applied on the very earliest dolls and the later ones had molded ears. This one has molded ears and was made in the later phase of the company's history, although still an early doll. Thus, the wonderful condition with only a few age lines on the neck. The hips and shoulders were tab-jointed. She also has brown molded shoes and socks. It is possible that her sweet blue cotton dress is original to the doll, as well as her lace trimmed pantaloons, half slip and camisole. The Alabama dolls have remained desirable to this day and are very seldom found in this good condition. She will make someone an excellent example of an early cloth doll by a Southern doll maker.
Condition: Good condition, firm and well-stuffed with only time and play wear.
Marks: I did not find a mark.
Gloria's Antique Dolls, Etc.
14 In. Petite Oil Painted Cloth Alabama Baby in Fine Condition, 1889-1925
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