General description Young Caucasian 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.
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.
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.
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 at the time.
See The Mini.