1960 - 1961
136 mm (width); 342 mm (height); 53 mm (depth)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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The donor's daughter asked for this doll as a christmas present one year; requesting a "girl dollywok" [gollywog] !
A female Golliwog doll made of fabric and given as a Christmas present in 1960/1961 to the donor's 4 year old daughter after she asked for a girl 'dollywok' (golliwog). Having never seen one, the donor asked a friend, who was the toy-buyer for Ranby's (now Debenhams), to find one during her business trip to London. The friend returned having found just one. She wears a red and white striped cotton top and skirt printed with 'Russian' dancers and flowers. The skirt is tied with a red ribbon and she wears white socks and red shoes. Short black hair is attached in an arc over her head, but not on the back. Red woven ribbon is stitched on for a mouth and blue and white felt for eyes. Well loved, the white parts of the doll are now marked and she has a split in the seam of one arm.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mrs Constance Bailey in April 2010.