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Maggie Bessie Cloth Dolls 1897+

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Maggie & Bessie Pfohl cloth doll, 13"

ca. 1910 Maggie Bessie doll, 13"

Maggie Bessie dolls were made possibly as early as 1897 to the early 1940s in Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

 

These all cloth dolls; girls or boys, were handmade from patterns created by the Pfhol sisters, dolls have flat faces with oil painted facial features that came in various sizes 13-22" tall,  girls are dressed in simple styles of a dress, bonnet and oilcloth shoes, boys in shirt, shorts, cap and oilcloth shoes.

 

Maggie Bessie dolls were made by the sisters (Maggie) Margaret Gertrude Pfohl (1877-1965) and (Bessie) Caroline Elizabeth Pfohl (1870-1959), both of whom remained unmarried.

 

Dolls are unmarked.

 

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