London, South Kensington
25 October 2005
A Stephen Schilling composition shoulder-headed doll
with blue sleeping eyes, closed mouth and mohair wig, the cloth body with composition arms and legs with contemporary children's nurses uniform of blue cotton frock, white apron, sleeve protectors, underclothes, black socks and shoes and sock suspenders --23in. (59cm.) high; and an Armand Marseille child doll with blue sleeping eyes, brown wig, wearing Red Cross nurse's uniform --16in. (41cm.) high
The clothes of the first doll were a copy of the clothes worn by a nanny in 1904
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See The Ultimate Doll Book, page 24 and Dolls in Colour, plate 68.
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