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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Gertrude


The "Higgs" Style doll is so named because she is said to have been
created by a master wood turner named William Higgs.
She is one of the earliest of the so-called "Queen Anne" dolls dating to the William and Mary period circa 1690. Her painted eyes have two highlights on either side of her pupils. The "beauty marks" were actually black patches wealthy women placed upon their faces to hide smallpox scars. These later became the height of fashion.
** Gertrude **
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** Gertrude **

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** Gertrude **

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