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Bru Fashion Doll

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H: 22"2373Bisque, kidskin leather, and celluloid.

Doll is 22" tall and her ensemble includes a walking suit, several dresses and pairs of shoes, furs, corsets, and gloves. Doll has Blonde hair and blue glass eyes . Her head shoulders, and forearm are bisque with upper arms & body thighs are kidskin leather. The lower legs and feet are celluloid. Tiffany mounted, fake pearl pierced earrings hand from her pierced ears. It is believed to be the doll that Mrs. Caroline Harrison sent to an exhibition of dolls. It is also believed that Caroline Scott Harrison received the doll from the ladies of Philadelphia as she was named the "most popular lady in the land" and the doll may have connections to John Wanamaker. A newspaper article about the exhibit and a sketch of the doll survive. Mark on head: BRU Jne 5" / Mark on should plate: "BRU // 8-N".

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