2 in WIDE x 1.5 in DEEP
(5.08 cm WIDE x 3.81 cm DEEP)
Gift of Joan Pearson Watkins

Doll. Description: Terra cotta (clay) "Frozen Charlotte" doll. From the History Information Station: History: Stiff little dolls like this were mass-produced and sold in dry goods stores, or given as gifts to children by salesmen doing business with their mothers and fathers.** Today they are called "Frozen Charlottes," after a character in a folksong who was too vain to wear a heavy coat during a cold winter, and froze to death one night. However, no one is sure if 19th century children called them "Frozen Carlottes," or if the name is a recent invention. ** This part taken from history of number H70.12.51. GMW 1/16/97

Used: toy ~ child | Sutter Creek

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