American Doll Company Dolls 1912-1926+

American Doll Company 1918 Girl doll marcel molded hair, 25" face

1918 American Doll Company antique composition girl doll marcel molded hair, 25″ face, doll mark Am. Doll Co.

The American Doll Company was owned and operated by Bayless Brothers & Company of Louisville, KY USA.  They made composition molded hair girl or boy dolls, some with a painted clown face, Chubby type dolls and Bye-Lo Baby type white or black dolls. 

1918+ American Doll Company antique composition Girl dolls or Boy dolls have been found in various large sizes from 18″ to 25″ tall, both dolls have molded hair, the Boys hair is all over molded curls, the Girls molded hair is a marcel wavy style, if hair is unpainted then the doll probably had a mohair wig. Dolls have composition shoulder heads on a stuffed cloth body, short composition arms, cloth legs with cloth boots stitched on or papier mache body with papier mache legs with blue or pink painted on boots, both dolls have decal eyes, closed painted mouth,¬†doll mark Am. Doll Co.

Antique American Doll Company Dolls Identified

American Doll Company 1918 composition Boy doll 23" molded hair face

1918 American Doll Company antique composition Boy doll 23″ molded hair face

1918 American Doll company composition clown doll 25"

1918 American Doll company antique composition clown doll 25″

1918 American Doll company antique composition clown doll 25" body

1918 American Doll company antique composition clown doll 25″ cloth body

1920s American Doll company antique composition chubby doll 12 1/2"

1920s American Doll company antique composition chubby doll 12 1/2″

1926 American Doll Company antique composition  Honey Child black Bye-Lo look a like doll 15 1/2"

1926 American Doll Company antique composition Honey Child black Bye-Lo look a like doll 15 1/2″

1926 American Doll company Honey Child black baby is a Bye-Lo type look a like doll, also made a white baby doll, 12-15 1/5″ tall, composition shoulder head and lower arms or full upper arms in larger sized doll, lightly molded painted hair, brown decal side glancing eyes, closed mouth, cloth body, legs and upper arms, doll mark Honey Child on front shoulder plate, mark on back shoulder plate Am Doll Co. Copr. 1926.

American Doll Company Doll Marks Identified

American Doll Company doll marks ADC intertwined
American Doll Company doll marks ADC intertwined
American Doll Company doll marks AM. DOLL. CO.,  A.D. Co.
American Doll Company doll marks AM. DOLL. CO., A.D. Co.
American Doll Company doll mark Honey Child AM DOLL CO. Copr. 1926
American Doll Company doll mark Honey Child AM DOLL CO. Copr. 1926

American Doll Company doll mark Peters Weather Bird Shoes

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Composition Dolls 1909-1928 volume II, pages 17-19 by Polly and Pam Judd, Collector’s Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls 1900-1950 volume I, pages 85-88, volume II, pages 80-81 by Ursula Mertz.