USA: 1960s girl (II)

Front view
Front view

General description Young woman dressed in the latest fashion: a mini-dress

Dimensions 29 cm x 9.5 cm x 9.5 cm

Date when acquired 1967

Original Date 1967

Source Cincinnati, USA. A present from my father.

 

Body

Padded wire base with a light pink nylon covering. The head is made out of a hollow plastic material also covered with light pink nylon. The features are painted on. Her fine hair is shiny chestnut with a parting on the right. The wires of the legs are drawn through a metal base and embedded in a square of wood. The round metal base has a wooden circle to give it stability.

 

Back view (she was always rather lop-sided)
Back view (she was always rather lop-sided)

Clothing

She is wearing a very short red mini-dress with a very broad white cape-like collar with black and gold braid around the edge. A large red button holds the collar closed. Underneath the skirt is a wide stiff petticoat and under that is a narrow straight petticoat. She is wearing felt boots that once were a more greeny colour though with time and most probably the light, they have become much paler.

She is wearing a hat with a folded over crown and a wide brim that has the same sort of gold and black braid as around the collar.

 

Accessories

None

 

View from the right
View from the right

Background information

As the mini became fashionable in 1965/6, this doll is in the height of fashion. This girl doll with the other 1960s girl were sold as a pair, interesting as the African-American Civil Rights movement (1954–68) was still fighting for equality in the USA. This pair of girls were symbols of equality, though at the age of 9 and living in the UK, I did not know this.

See The Mini.

Source(s) of information

See The Mini.

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