They each wear all their original turkey red flower printed clothing and matching bandanna on the small dark baby and antique prairie bonnet & with face framing ruffle on the small white girl. All of them have sweet expressions (the large white doll's features are nearly worn away except for her slightly raised nose) and movable cloth arms.
The skirt can be flipped to cover on each doll to the opposite doll. We have seen statements that this type of double-sided doll originated in the south when there were few ethnic dolls for black children and white slave owners only allowed them to play with white dolls!
Whatever their origin, these exceptional dolls still retain all of their charm. They are in very good condition considering their age with overall soiling and dress fabric splits.
All parts and clothing are original with no repairs or additions. They really belong in a museum for display. Other dolls and great antique photo from this collection are not included and each listed separately. They have no odors and are from a smoke free home.
28 Please note: nearly all of our items are antique or vintage (usually with some signs of wear due to usage and previous storage). We do our very best to describe and photograph them for you and do not repair, restring, repaint or enhance them in any way as most collectors prefer to find them in their original state. Please use the zoom feature on our photos as they are an important part of the description.Let us know if we can help you with anything else. We have more antique and vintage dolls, dollhouse furniture and antique dollhouse dolls available, each listed separately.
We appreciate five star reviews. If there is a problem with your item, please let us know prior to leaving feedback and we will do our best to make sure you are satisfied. The item "PAIR Early antique Americana TOPSY-TURVY African American primitive cloth dolls" is in sale since Wednesday, August 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Cloth".The seller is "mitsu-dog" and is located in Sparta, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.