Kamkins Studio art dolls
were made by Louise R. Kampes of Atlantic City, NJ USA.
Dolls are 18 or 19" tall, with heads of a heavy cloth canvas
over rubber that is
bonded together, then painted to form a mask like face with a swivel flange neck
joint. Painted eyes usually without eyelashes, closed mouth. Most dolls found have a
human or mohair pageboy style wig (some longer hair wigs too), probably so the doll could be dressed as either a boy or girl.
Dolls have a flesh colored cloth stuffed body with either disk
jointed shoulders and hips or tab style joint at the shoulders with stitched hips
and a voice box in the tummy. Ms. Kampes used home sewers to assemble the dolls and clothing in appropriate to the era
If the label has fallen off doll
can be unmarked or stamped Kamkins A Dolly
Made To Love Patented by L. R. Kampes, Atlantic, N.J. or signed in
ink Kampes, Atlantic City or Kamkins Studio.
Doll mark of a
red paper heart shaped label on the chest Kamkins,
A Dolly Made To Love, Patented, from, L. R. Kampes, Studios Atlantic City, N.J.