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Frontispiece: Bisque swivel shoulder head doll with mohair skin wig,
Blue, set, blown-glass eyes, open mouth and pierced ears. Articulated
wooden body. Contemporary clothing made by Mrs. Elison, a
Lincoln, Nebraska dressmaker. Marked O (incised). Donor:
Anonymous.

1. L to r: a) Cloth body and feet, leather hands. Marked "Hairstuffed
Made in Germany" stamped on front. Donor: General Collection.
b) Bisque head, blonde molded hair style and
c) China head. Marked "Bertha" on front of shoulder plate. Donor:
Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.
d) New cloth body and china limbs. Donor: General Collection.

2. Hand-painted features. Original clothes and sunbonnet. A pattern
similar to this doll was published in The Delineator, December,
1886. Donor: Mrs. Charles V. Traphagen, Lincoln.

3. Doll made of a large piece of fabric with a small child's red dress
tied around it to form a body. Donor: Mrs. William Lenneman,
Orleans. Jeffrey Harding, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Harding,
Lincoln, Nebraska.

4. Front row: Cloth body and china limbs. Flat-top hair style. Clothing
is contemporary. Unmarked. Doll on left was named Helen
by Esther Harms. Olivia Harms' doll was named Dorothy.
Back row: Kestner dolls with bisque heads and lower arms. Gusseted
kid bodies and feet. Sleeping eyes, open mouth and teeth. Original
clothing, white lawn dresses. In original boxes. Marked
DEP 1 1/2 154" on back of head. "JDK Germany" on body.
Donor: Esther Harms and Olivia Harms Pieper, Lincoln.

5. L to r: a) Covered wagon hair style. Painted blue eyes. Clothing
is contemporary. Unmarked. Donor: Mr. Rex Moe, Fremont.
b) Parian bisque shoulder head. Ornate hair style with applied
wreath of Dresden flowers. Cloth body and feet, leather hands.
Unmarked. Donor: Rubie Jensen, Omaha.
c) French china with six place settings; pewter flatware, cups, and
napkin rings. In original box. Donor: Miss Octavia Heimer, Lincoln.

6. Swivel-neck bisque shoulder plate head with paperweight eyes.
Jointed kid body, individual fingers, and stitched toes. Unmarked
Donor: Helen Woods Haecker, Lincoln.

7. Stiff kid body with narrow waist, long thin arms and legs of
wood, gesso head. Clothing is contemporary. Unmarked.
Donor: Dr. Olga Stastny, Omaha.

8. L to r: a) Painted features. Black ringlet hair style. Cloth body
and china limbs. Black lace gown and fine Irish crochet petticoat.
Unmarked. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.
b) Cloth body and china limbs, flat-top hair style. Feet painted
orange. Unmarked. Donor: Mrs. Barbara C. Miller, Lincoln.
c) German head with flat-top hair style, cloth body, and china
limbs. Unmarked. Donor: Laura B. Hartzell, Lincoln.
d) Homemade cloth body and limbs. Flat-top hair style. Unmarked.
Donor: Margaret Cannell, Lincoln.
e) Bed. Marked "Patented December 7, 1869." Donor: Mrs. H. O.
Werner, Lincoln.

9. Papier-mâché shoulder head doll, cloth body and feet, papier-mâché
hands. Molded black hair, painted features. Possibly
made by Griener. Label still on back but illegible. Underclothes
and blue leather shoes are contemporary. Donors: Miss Kate
Field and Edmund Field, Lincoln.

10. Wooden limbs. Clothing is contemporary. Unmarked. Donor:
Dr. Charles W. Way, Mr. James Way, Lincoln.

11. Cloth body and wax over papier-mâché limbs. Head features
blue glass eyes and black ringlet wig. Clothing is contemporary.
Donor: Miss Franchon Hooper, Lincoln.

12. Front row (l to r): a) Corkscrew curls hair style. Cloth body was
repaired by the donor. Unmarked. Donor: Mary Nichols Estate,
Gibbon.
b) German china head. Cloth body and china limbs.
Clothing is contemporary. Marked "2" on legs, "2 1/2" on head,
Donor: Laura B. Hartzell, Lincoln.
c) Parian bisque head with painted features, pink shoes, and blue
bows on legs. Marked "3" on shoulder plate. Donor: Elizabeth
Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.
d) Black hair with center part and vertical curls. Cloth body and
china limbs. Clothing is contemporary. Donor: Elizabeth
Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.
Back row: e) Flat-top hair style. Homemade cloth body has been
repaired several times. Unmarked. Donor: Mrs. Everett Angle, Lincoln.

13. Cloth body, wood hands, and flat feet. Unusual molded hair style
and painted features. Unmarked. Donor: Mrs. Lucy Fesser,
Gresham.

14. Front row (l to r): a) Cloth body with sewn-on cloth boots.
Leather arms and hands with stitched fingers. Blonde molded
hair. Clothing is contemporary, made from an old dress of the
donor's mother. Doll purchased in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1884.
Donor: Mrs. William Field, Lincoln. b) German head with common
hair style. Kid body and china limbs. Unmarked. Donor:
Ethel M. Hansen, West Point. c) Blonde bang hair style. Cloth
body and feet, china hands. Blue painted eyes. Unmarked.
Donor: Mrs. Dale Enlow, Lincoln.
Back row (l to r): d) Flat-top hair style. Homemade body. Original
Underclothes. Doll given as gift in 1881. Unmarked. Donor:
Mrs. Anna H. Ritter, Kearney. e) Curly hair style with exposed
ears. Painted blue eyes. Cloth body and feet, leather forearms
and hands. Clothing is contemporary. Unmarked. Donor: Mrs.
Carrie Olson, Valentine. f) Common or low-brow hair style.
Cloth body and feet, china hands. Clothing made by Mrs. Elison,
Lincoln, Nebraska, dressmaker. Marked "GERMAM" back of
shoulder plate. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

15. Kid body and china limbs. "Dolly Madison" hair style with blue
molded bow. Possibly repainted by the donor. Unmarked.
Donor: Mrs. Ola Berryman Magner, Oak Grove, Oregon.

16. Cloth body and china limbs. Original clothing. Unmarked.
Donor: Mrs. C. L. Van Metre, Lincoln.

17. Cloth body with bisque hands and feet, painted black boots, and
pink garters. Original wardrobe. Marked "8" on lower shoulder
plate. Donor: Landy Clark, Lincoln.

18. Cloth body and feet, leather hands. Blonde molded hair. Original
underclothes. Unmarked. Donor: Mr. and Mrs. John Garrett,
Lincoln.

19. Gusset-jointed kid body with bisque hands, sleeping eyes,
closed mouth, and original wig. Original clothing, blue coat and
hat, brown dress. Marked "12" on back of head. Donor: Mrs.
Margaret Fox, Gretna.

21. Composition body with blue blown-glass eyes. Original clothing.
Donor: Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation
-- Jo Frisbie, Red Cloud.

22. Solid-dome bisque head turned slightly to right, with stringing
hole at top of head. Bosom molded on shoulder plate. Cloth
body, leather arms, and stitched fingers. Original silver blonde
mohair wig. Marked "11" on back of head. Donor: Mr. Henry
Carlstedt, Duluth, Minnesota.

23. Marked on foot, "Copyrighted 1892 by Palmer Cox." Donor:
Mr. and Mrs. Perry W. Branch, Lincoln.

24. Composition or papier-mâché head, lower torso, forearms and
hands, lower legs and feet. Cloth body between sections of
composition. Anatomically correct. Unmarked. Donor: Miss
Grace Leal Crozier, Omaha.

25. Front row (l to r): a) Character bisque baby doll made by Kammer
and Reinhardt. Jointed composition body. Brown sleeping
eyes, smiling mouth showing tongue and two teeth, and voice
box. Donor made clothing. Marked "K*R Simon & Halbig
122." Donor: Mrs. Amelia Metzger, Denver, Colorado. b) Kid
body with bisque hands, made by Simon & Halbig. Marked "7
S*H Rosebud." Donor: Mrs. Everett Angle, Lincoln. c) Composition
body and limbs, made by Cuno & Otto Dressel. Marked
on back of head -l-"1912-4." Donor: T. L. Green, Beatrice.
Back row (l to r): d) Cloth-jointed body. Brown sleeping eyes,
open mouth, blonde wig. Blue dress, knit stockings, and leather
shoes. Marked "A 4 M Floradora DRGM 374830/374831."
e) Cloth-jointed bisque body with bisque hands. Brown sleeping
eyes, open mouth, blonde wig with bangs. Dark red dress
trimmed with black velvet. Marked "A 4 M Floradora DRGM
3748301374831 Made in Germany." Both d) and e) made by
Armand Marseille, and donated by Geneva, Nevada, and
Eleanor Wheeler, Lincoln. f) Simon & Halbig head on doll made
by Heinrich Handwerck. Jointed-composition body, pierced
ears, original silver blonde mohair wig, open mouth. Purchased
for Christmas, 1908, for $10, in Lander, Wyoming. Dress made
of Philippine cloth like the original. Marked on hip and head,
"Germany HEINRICH HANDWERCK Simon & Halbig 5."
Donor: Mrs. Arch Donovan, Lincoln.

26. L: Kestner Oriental baby doll with bent-limb composition body.
Sleeping eyes and black wig. Marked on head, "J. D. K.," on
body, "Made in Germany." Label on clothing, "Crown Doll J.D.
Kestner Germany" Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.
R: Kestner Oriental baby doll, same material as doll above
except painted hair. Marked on body and head, "Made in Germany."
Label on clothing as above. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord
Rathburn, Lincoln.

27. Homemade by the donors' aunt, Emma Grassman, Lincoln.
Donors: Esther Harms and Olivia Harms Pieper, Lincoln.

28. Cloth Negro doll purchased in Lincoln for donor's brother, Von
Robert Ray, Christmas, 1902 "He played with it until his death
at age 18 months, July, 1903." Donor: Bernice N. Hamilton,
Coos Bay, Oregon.

29. Jointed composition body, blue eyes, open mouth, and mohair
wig. Donor: Mrs. J. C. Seacrest Estate, Lincoln.

30. Marked on foot, "Made by Art Fabric Mills New York Pat. Feb.
13th 1900." Dressed in blue chambray suit. Donor: Miss Shirley
McCord, Lincoln.

31. Marotte made by Schoenau & Hoffmeister, Germany. Bisque
shoulder head with blue glass inset eyes and porcelain teeth.
Original curly mohair wig. Marked "S * H." Donor: Elizabeth
Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

32. Jointed composition body, blonde wig, sleeping eyes, and open
mouth. Paper label on back, "Made for G. A. Schwarz
Philadelphia Made in Germany." Marked "Made in Germany
4/0 155" on back of head. Donor: Anonymous.

33. Original wardrobe for G. A. Schwarz doll. Donor: Anonymous.

34. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

35. L to r: a) Composition head and hands, cloth body and legs,
jointed at hips. Painted features. Made by K & K Toy Co., as
pictured in Playthings, January, 1918. Unmarked. Donor:
Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln. b) Red cloth body with
rounded stomach, chunky legs, and short arms. Marked "Kewpie,
Trade Mark Reg. U.S. Pat. Office, Pat. 1,785,800 Richard
G. Krueger, lnc., N.Y." on cloth tag. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn,
Lincoln. c) Kestner bisque head and jointed composition
body. Purchased for the donor around 1912-1915, Marked
"ges. gesch. O Neill J. D. K. 12". Donor: Anonymous.

36. Bent limb jointed composition body, sleeping eyes, open mouth,
original blonde wig. Original white lawn clothing. Marked with a
1-inch rectangular slot in back of head, hole under wig. Donor:
Anonymous.

37. Paderewski, the famous Polish pianist, sold these dolls while on
concert tour in America. Mme. Paderewski operated the factory
in which the dolls were made by Polish refugees. Donor: G. D.
Stillwell, Lincoln.

38. Composition head and hands, cloth body and feet. Painted
side-glancing eyes. Designed by Grace G. Drayton and manufactured
by Horsman Doll and Toy Co. Unmarked. Donor:
Miss Pearl Nelson, Lincoln.

39. Bisque head and hands, gusseted kid body. Brown sleeping
eyes, open mouth with teeth, brown wig. Clothing is contemporary.
Marked "DEP 8 154" on back of head, "J. D. K. Germany"
on body. Donor: Margaret Reckmeyer, Arlington.

40. Front row (l to r): a, b, and d) All-bisque dolls. Label on front,
blue with white lettering, "Bye-Lo Baby G.S. Putnam Germany
©." Ht. 4-6 inches. c) Armand Marseille, "My Dream
Baby," bisque head, composition arms, cloth body and feet.
Blue sleeping eyes, closed mouth, and painted features. Marked
"A. M. Germany 341/010.'' Donor: Elizabeth Gaylor Rathburn,
Lincoln, all of front row.
Back row (l to r): a) Same as front row, c, except voice box no
longer works. Marked "A. M. Germany 341/4." Donor: Miss Lily
B. Munroe, West Point. b) Same as a, but with open mouth and
teeth and voice box. Marked "A. M. Germany 341/ ," Donor:
Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

41. Composition hands and feet, cloth body, and voice box. Sleeping
eyes, open mouth, and painted features. Bassinet original to
doll in poor condition. Clothing is contemporary. Marked "Copr.
by Georgene Averill 7005/3652 on back of head. Donor:
Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

42. Composition head and cloth body. Painted features, black wig.
According to donor, this doll was loaned out by George Bros., a
Lincoln stationery and gift shop, as a party doll during the
1920s. Unmarked. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

43. Composition head and hands, cloth body and feet. Painted features.
Wearing a "Palmer Method Writing" pin. Unmarked.
Donor: Lincoln Frost, Jr., Houston, Texas.

44. L. to r: a) Marked "Amberg Pat. Pend. L.A. & S © 1928" on
body. "Horsman Doll made in U.S.A." label on dress. Donor:
Mrs. Marvin Page, Lincoln. b) Unmarked. Donor: Miss Lily B.
Munroe, West Point. c and d) Jointed body, swivel waist. Made
by Louis Amberg. Marked "Pat. Applied For L.A. & S. © 1928."
Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

45. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln,

46. Cloth body. Possibly a "Soozie Smiles," a doll offered as a subscription
premium with the January, 1923 Needlecraft magazine.
Unmarked. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

47. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

48. Cloth dolls with yarn hair. Button eyes. Marked "Ruffles Trade
Mark Reg. Design Patent 82656 The Ruffles Company, Kansas
City, Missouri." Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

49. Left: Anna McGuffey. Ht. 21 inches. Right: Princess Elizabeth,
Ht. 16 1/2 inches. All composition dolls, sleeping eyes, wigs. Both
purchased at Miller & Paine, Lincoln, Nebraska, still with original
tags and sales receipts. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn,
Lincoln.

50. Left "Gloria Ann, one of America's Children." Right: "America's
Portrait Children" series doll designed by Deweese Cochran and
advertised in Life magazine, 1939. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord
Rathburn, Lincoln.

51. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

52. Made of plaster and hand painted. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord
Rathburn, Lincoln.

53. Each doll has a complete wardrobe. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord
Rathburn, Lincoln.

54. L to r: a) Bisque head and jointed composition body. Sleeping
eyes, open mouth, and blonde wig. Dressed in French costume.
Marked "R SFBJ Paris 5" back of head. "Bebe Jumeau Diplome
d' Honneur" printed on back of body. "Heneritta Gere 1896"
written with pencil on back. ca. 1890. b) Cloth body and composition
hands and feet. Dressed in costume of Boulogne,
France. Unmarked. ca. 1890-1920. c) Bisque head and jointed
composition body. Blue, open set, glass eyes, open mouth and
teeth, black wig. Mark "SFBJ 60 Paris 5 (Societe Francaise
Fabrication de Bebes & Jouets) Donor: French Friendship Train,
France.

55. Empire style furniture. Unmarked, probably German. Donor: Mrs.
H. Clark Fuller, Lincoln. Bisque shoulder head doll, blonde
ringlet hair style, painted features. Cloth body and bisque arms
and feet. Unmarked. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

56. German furniture, two bedroom suites still in original boxes.
Donor: Miss Clara A. Erickson, Oakland. China shoulder head,
arms, and feet, cloth body. Donor: Landy Clark, Lincoln.

57. Donor: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln.

58. Toy stores like this sold for $8.50 in 1918. Donor C. H. Gere
Family, Lincoln.

59. Marked "Stirn & Lyon Combination Grocery Store Patented
April 11, 1882." Donor: Miss Gertrude Brown Estate, Crete.

60. Donor: Mrs. H. G. Gillett, Lincoln.

61. Fort. Donor: Miss Nora Condon, Lincoln. Front row (l to r):
a) Tin soldiers in British uniforms, 1900-1919. Donor: Julie Ann
Goodrich, Onstead, Michigan. b) Lead soldiers, Spanish-American
War uniforms. 1899-1910. Donor: Helen Nance Anderson
Bequest, Lincoln. c) Lead soldiers, Colonial uniforms, ca. 1930.
Donor: Bette Rathburn Davis, Lincoln. Back row: d) Plaster
Oriental soldiers, ca. 1901. Donor: Miss Elizabeth Elmen,
Lincoln.

62-64. The majority of the furniture of German manufacture. House
made by a Lincoln, Nebraska carpenter in the 1930's. Donor:
Mrs. Rolfe Halligan, Lincoln.

65-66. Donor: anonymous.


 

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