doll; clothing

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Creator Goodall, Janet (Mrs.)
Title doll; clothing
Published Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver
Identifier 66130
Language English
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Contributor Museum of Vancouver
Description During the early decades of the 19th century, simple wooden dolls, known as Dutch dolls, Penny Woodens, or Peggy Woodens, were extremely popular throughout Europe. These dolls were actually German made; they were called "Dutch" dolls because they were labelled "Deutsch", meaning German. Sold at markets and fairs, Penny Woodens were very inexpensive and could be purchased by all but the very poor. They were sold without clothes, and many 19th century girls learned needlework by creating costumes for them. As a child, Queen Victoria (1837-1901) had over a hundred of these small playthings, all of whom had elaborate costumes, many sewn by the princess herself. This charming Penny Wooden doll, which has "British Make" stamped on its back, was made sometime during the first half of the 20th century. Her facial features and hair are painted on to her wooden head and her body is fully jointed. The doll's underclothing, skirt, and bodice are sewn from flowered pink cotton; her apron and cap, from dotted Swiss muslin. dolls, known as Dutch dolls, Penny Woodens, or Peggy Woodens, were extremely popular throughout Europe. These dolls were actually German made; they were called "Dutch" dolls because they were labelled "Deutsch", meaning German. Sold at markets and fairs, Penny Woodens were very inexpensive and could be purchased by all but the very poor. They were sold without clothes, and many 19th century girls learned needlework by creating costumes for them. As a child, Queen Victoria (1837-1901) had over a hundred of these small playthings, all of whom had elaborate costumes, many sewn by the princess herself.
<div class="field-item field-item-0">British Make</div><div class="field-item field-item-1">A)DOLL;B)SKIRT;C)BODICE;D)PETTICOAT;E)BLOOMERS;F)UNDERWEAR;G)APRON;H)CAP</div>
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