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Catalog Number 10443-430
Title Doll; Plastic; Frozen Charlotte
Object Name Doll
Description Small plastic Frozen Charlotte; black eyes, red mouth painted on.
Year Range from 1947
Year Range to 1970
Material Plastic, paint
Place of Origin Japan
Height (in) 1.125
History From the Charles F. Green family. No further history noted.

Frozen Charlotte dolls were popular beginning in the nineteenth century. The name probably originated from Fair Charlotte, a woman who freezes to death in a William Lorenzo Carter folk ballad. The dolls were usually 1-4 inches tall and sold for a penny (making them known as "penny dolls"). The originals were made of composition or porcelain.
Credit line Charles F. Green Family, Burwell (Garfield), Nebraska
Collection Green, Charles F. Family
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