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Low brow style porcelain doll head, typical of the 1890s. This porcelain head would have been attached to a cloth body and would have had porcelain arms and legs. 18BC80Low brow style porcelain doll head, typical of the 1890s. This porcelain head would have been attached to a cloth body and would have had porcelain arms and legs. 18BC80

Site: 18BC80  Privy 19A01

Context: Brick lined privy, Lot 132. Privy associated either with African-American or German immigrant neighborhood.

Site Date Range: Late 19th to early 20th century 

Materials: Painted hard paste porcelain.

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Description: Low brow style porcelain doll head, typical of the 1890s. This porcelain head would have been attached to a cloth body and would have had porcelain arms and legs.  

History: Most inexpensive porcelain doll parts found in America were manufactured in Germany. It was not until the mid-nineteenth century that porcelain became inexpensive enough to be used for large-scale doll production (King 1981:287)