Primitive American country doll pair... Here is a delightful, pair of primitive, Appalachian Mountain, hand carved, jointed cedar wood dolls each measuring about 10" tall very similar to the pair shown on page 52, ".
Representing an older couple of settlers from North Carolina circa 1930s, (similar to the pair in the Brooklyn Children's Museum and those dolls carved by Polly Page, Molly Campbell & Tom Brown, Helen Bullard school). Wears blue denim overalls over a light brown cotton shirt with long sleeves and collar as well as his black felt brimmed hat (which is nearly always missing).
Both dolls still have the. Original faded labels on cords around their necks.
Wears a beautiful long, printed calico prairie dress over unbleached cotton pantaloons and slip as well as a long, homespun cotton apron and large matching prairie-style bonnet with big brim (dress sleeves & apron have lots of wear & need repair or replacing). Both dolls have nicely turned and very detailed swivel heads, hands, hair, ears and facial details as well as smooth working joints at their shoulders, hips and knees. They have no damages or repairs, no odors as they came from a closed museum. (white spots are flashback from camera) See page 11, "My People in Wood" -Helen Bullard.In the early 1930's a school, Pleasant Hill Academy was formed in Brown county, TN to teach crafts and trades to the mountain children. Polly Page, Helen Bullard, Tom Brown, and a few others attended that school and dressed them and named them after actual persons, pioneers and characters on the mountains. See book photos for more details. Book, bench and other dolls shown NOT included and listed separately.
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