1880 Doll Medium: wood, wax, composition "Pumpkin" head doll, with fair moulded hair, brown inset eyes. Made of thin wax over composition with wooden limbs and rag body. She is wearing a grey striped silk dress with lace at elbows and fringing at neck and hem over petticoat, chemise and drawers. She is also wearing orange painted boots.
1880 Doll Culture: English Medium: wax, cotton, wool Wax doll with rag body. Dressed in white cotton lace trimmed chemise knickers and waist length petticoat, flannel petticoat and dress of fine pink wool trimmed with embroidery.
1870 Doll Culture: French Medium: velvet, kid, porcelain China dolls, made of glazed porcelain, were produced in Germany, France and Denmark and popular for the 1840's. This boy doll is unusual in having a bald head for a blonde wig which is of animal skin, probably lamb. The majority of china heads had moulded hair, painted black. He is dressed in very fine velvet tunic and breeches, linen shirt, stockings and leather boots (one missing) and a peaked cap trimmed with ostrich feather.
1870 Doll Culture: English Medium: wax Wax doll with rag body with blue glass eyes and fair hair. Wearing a white and blue crochet dress, half length jacket with separate cape collar, hat and muff edged with lace and trimmed with blue bows. Lace socks and brown heeled and bucked shoes.
1880 Doll Medium: wax, composition "Pumpkin" head boy doll with moulded yellow hair, brown inset eyes. Made of thin wax over composition, wooden limbs, blue painted boots, rag body. Wearing blue serge sailor suit.
1880 Doll Culture: English Medium: wax Doll wearing a low necked short sleeved white cotton dress with 'V' yoke and apron front of embroidery and lace. White cashmere coat with cape collar tied with cream ribbon, trimmed with fur fabric. Styled bonnet of cream satin trimmed with lace, stiff brim. Wearing white lace socks and white kid buttoned shoes with pom-pom.
1881 Doll The doll was dressed in fashionable costume by the Powell family. Letitia Clark (born 1741), who married a London merchant called David Powell (born 1725) at the church of St Botolph's Bishopsgate, London in 1761, had a hobby of dressing dolls in the prevailing fashions of her day, in some instances copying her own clothes. Her earliest one shows a dress of 1754. Letitia died in 1801 and David in 1810, but their descendants continued this tradition of dressing dolls until 1912.
1875 Doll Culture: French Medium: bisque Doll with bisque head with inset blue eyes, fair styled hair in long ringlets, open mouth with two rows of teeth. Dressed in pink taffeta high necked dress and a little black velvet hat trimmed with grey ostrich feather and silver buckle. The body is contains a clockwork mechanism. The doll moves on three metal wheels on a wooden base.