This very nice cloth doll has a painted face like the more sophisticated dolls sold in the department stores. It could have been a homemade copied of a Baby Land Rag Doll. She has great rosy cheeks, cupid doll lips, big blue eyes and blond hair. She has painted on ears and her hair is parted in the middle. (Did you know that in 1800's girls hair was always parted in the middle and boys parted on the side. This help identify boys from girls in early portraits where boys and girls were dressed alike for the 3 or 4 years, they wore dresses. Diapers made it too hard to have boys wear pants.) This doll is two piece construction. Even though she is not jointed she does sit easily. She is 17" tall, firmly packed with cotton, has nicely formed feet and mitten hands. I do think her dressed could be original. She has a note attached that states,
"Effie's ragdoll, from her mother-1906.
The doll was made by a friend of mother's, Mrs. Nathan (Elva) Emmons of Lisbon Falls, Maine-1906
See picture of note