Cloth Diana Jemima Doll
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This is a printed cloth African American girl doll that is holding a smaller doll. The larger doll has printed dark eyes and red lips. She wears a polka-dotted coverall. "Diana Jemima" is written near the bottom of her backside. The smaller doll she is holding has a less realistic quality and is similar to a rag doll. It wears a red dress and a red bow in the hair.
This doll is a cut-out and sew cloth doll is the daughter of the fictional character Aunt Jemima. Aunt Jemima and her family which in addition to Diana included Mose and Wade, were an advertising scheme by the R.T. Davis Mill Co. of St. Joseph Missouri. The dolls could be obtained by sending one box top from a flour package and 24 cents in stamps. Advertising with cloth dolls became very popular between 1890-1942 and symbolizes the continuing gro...
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- R.T. Davis Mill Company
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- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
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- R.T. Davis Mill Company. Cloth Diana Jemima Doll. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, https://digital.library.illinois.edu/items/ed4baf90-0d92-0135-23f6-0050569601ca-2. (Accessed November 24, 2020.)
- APA citation style
- R.T. Davis Mill Company, Cloth Diana Jemima Doll. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, https://digital.library.illinois.edu/items/ed4baf90-0d92-0135-23f6-0050569601ca-2
- MLA citation style
- R.T. Davis Mill Company. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <https://digital.library.illinois.edu/items/ed4baf90-0d92-0135-23f6-0050569601ca-2>.