I am still researching Black Cloth Doll history
I found a very interesting read I want to share with you all.
The picture above :
A group of dolls from the "Shoe Button and Calico” period, 1890–1910. The middle two are defined by their hair wigs made of astrakhan pile and the two on the right for their shoe button eyes.
read this informative article
and here is a PDF that has awesome info!!
No Longer Hidden An Exhibit of Black Cloth Dolls 1870-1930
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