AMERICAN CUT-WORK PAPER DOLL, inked hair, facial features and shoes, applied paper belt. Mounted on a card inscribed "Presented to Anna Margaret Messinger, 1854" below and "Framed by Anna Green Stuart 1926" verso. Housed under glass in a later oval metal frame. Discovered in Clarke Co., VA. Circa 1854. Doll 4 1/4" H, 7" x 5" card. Provenance: Property of a Shenandoah Valley private collector. Catalogue Note: Anna Green Stuart was born in Virginia around 1887. Her mother, Anna Margaret Messinger Green was residing with her and her husband in Clarke Co., VA in 1930.
Doll in excellent condition, card with foxing.