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Catalog Number 10041-1
Title Doll; Composition; Girl; Louis Amberg & Son
Object Name Doll
Description Composition girl doll with socket head, molded hair, painted face and body jointed at hips, shoulder and waist (so it can twist). Doll has a cotton floral print dress and a green ruffled wrap. She has green and white knit socks and vinyl shoes. Doll also ha a green bow attached to the top of her head. Dress has a fabric tag that reads: "Horsman Doll Mfg in USA"
Date 1928, ca.
Material composition, paint
Made Louis Amberg & Son Company
Place of Origin USA: New York
Inscription Text AMBERG
pat pend
LA & S (copyright symbol) 1928
History The Hahn & Amberg company was begun in Cincinnati, Ohio USA in 1878 and later moved to New York city around 1893. They first imported bisque dolls from Germany and France, later they manufactured their own composition dolls. In 1907 Louis's son, Joshua joined the company. 1909 the Amberg company copyrighted the first known American doll head "Lucky Bill" with Louis listed as the artist. By 1911 the company was advertising it's name as Louis AMBERG & SON. By the late 1920's the Amberg company was advertising over 600 style numbers, including some imports. Often marked L A & S or L A & S NY + the year produced. In 1930 the Louis Amberg & Son company was sold to E.I. Horsman.

This doll belonged to Eleanor Page. Eleanor, who was born in 1925, probably received it as a Christmas gift in the early 1930s.
Credit line Mrs. Marvin Page, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Page, Mrs. Marvin