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Pearl has a German bisque head with black hair in cascading curls and brown eyes. Her walking dress comes from a specific Godey's Lady Book design that was published in February of 1869. She wears an overdress with an asymmetrical hem of black silk metal thread with black braid trim over a red velvet skirt with a bottom ruffle. These are both worn over one of the last hoops, which tended to be flattened in the front and extended in the back, producing a slight train. Her shepherdess-style bonnet is trimmed with a black chantilly lace veil, black metallic cloth,...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
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Pierre has a German bisque head and kid body. He wears a yak wig in the bagwig style with pigeon wings a style chosen from the History of American Costume. A bag wig included a square black bag, trimmed with a bow at the top into which the hair at the back was encased. The pigeon wing description of Pierre's wig refers to the two large horizontal curls above ears. There was an outsize black bow at top of the bag in the back of the wig; a black ribbon called a solitaire pulled the opening of the bag together beneath...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
Manufactured by: Armand Marseilles
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