|She was wearing this when I got her. It's pretty, and looks good on her, but it needs cleaning and pressing.|
|I think her eye makeup is a little too heavy to be Mommy. She has short hair though, and it seems to be original,so...|
All were made by Uneeda between 1958 and 1962.
|These clothes were part of a box full of handmade clothes I got at a yard sale.|
Dollikins were produced as 19" (Sometimes described as 20") dolls, as well as a rare 15" size. Later there was an 11 1/2" Dollikin, as well as a small 7" or 8" doll. At some point we'll see the 11 1/2" size doll.
The great thing about Dollikin dolls is the articulation. She's jointed at the neck,shoulders, upper arms, elbows,wrists,waist,hips,knees,and ankles.
|They can come close, but I couldn't get her hands to actually touch her mouth.|
|One of my iris's has bloomed so far.|
|And a second amaryllis has joined the first to bloom.|
Dollikins were supposed to be 'A doll miracle of flexibility'.
They were ahead of their time in the idea of doll articulation, (except for Schoenhut wooden dolls,which were amazingly posable and long before Dollikins.) Why the idea didn't catch on and become a standard for dolls I'll never know. It's only in the last few years that highly articulated dolls have become so popular that Mattel was even forced to come up with the supremely posable Made to Move Barbie.
She can tilt her head up.
She has sleep eyes with 'real' lashes.
Her hair needs redone. I'm sure is was supposed to have curl in it. I am not talented in that direction though. She does have the frizzies a bit.
Her nails are done in red, to match her lips.
|The chaise lounge was a Goodwill find for $2. It was just what I was thinking I needed for her photo shoot. and there it was.|
Tomorrow is just another doll. Come back to see which one.