Checkered Dress Girl Christmas Ornament Series XI. Box 11
4½” high and 3½” wide
Cloth and mixed medium
This doll is a Multinational Company doll created in the 1960’s for a Christmas ornament. This doll is dressed in a checked outfit and represents the stereotypical “pickaninny” child image. The doll is a female with a chubby body frame, dark skin, red lips, and wild hair. This image was not uncommon in the 1960’s before the civil rights movement for people from an African Diaspora.
Collectibles, Dolls, African-Americans, Africa, Arts, Culture