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Catalog Number 10021-82
Title Doll; Cloth; Boy; Portuguese; Maria Helena
Object Name Doll
Description Cloth stuffed doll of Portuguese man. The blue trousers, red vest, blue shoulder cloth, and red and green stocking hat are made of felt. The large black shoes are leather, and the leggings and shirt are cotton. A red ribbon is used as a belt, and metal buttons are attached down the vest and sides of pants. Facial features are sewn on, except some pink rouge, and the hair is brown yarn. The end of the stocking cap is green yarn. The doll is machine-sewn.
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 1950
Material cotton, felt, yarn, metal, ribbon, paint, leather
Made Helena, Maria
Place of Origin Portugal
Makers mark Cardboard tags attached to hip:
Feito Em Portugal
Ribatejo (Registado) n.111

Mascotes de Maria Helena
Height (in) 11
History Doll was made in Portugal by Maria Helena, c. 1940s. These dolls typically have large feet so they can stand on their own.

Doll collected by Verna Hubert Range. During World War I, she was a taxi cab driver in Lincoln at the air base. The boys would bring dolls back to her as souvenirs.
Credit line Mrs. Frank Range, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Range, Mrs. Frank