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|Creator||Sullivan, Shirley, (Mrs.)|
|Published||Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver|
|Contributor||Museum of Vancouver|
<div class="field-item field-item-0">Rubber dolls began to be mass produced after American Charles Goodyear (1839-90) invented vulcanized soft rubber around the middle of the 19th century. Rubber companies, such as Goodyear and the India Rubber Comb Company, produced dolls as a sideline, but well known French and German doll firms also used the material. To make rubber dolls, India rubber (caoutchouc) was mixed with other materials, colouring was added, and the dolls were vulcanized. Often the same moulds as those used for bisque or composition heads were used.
This small rubber doll, which is marked "70, Perfection, Baby, Japan", was made between the years 1945 and 1955. It has painted facial features and is jointed at the shoulders and hips. The doll's flannel nightgown appears to be homemade.</div><div class="field-item field-item-1">DOLL MARKED -70/PERFECTION BABY/JAPAN-</div>
a)moulded rubber doll;beige coloured;painted on facial features;moveable arms and legs;b)white flannel nightgown;long sleeved, lace trim, white satin ribbon drawstring at neck