This is a French Rosalinde. She appears in the book, "Magic & Romance of Art Dolls." Because Rosalindes' costumes were made of silk, it is very rare to find them in their original costumes. As is the case with this particular one, her silk costume is gone. It used to be a shocking pink (you can see bits of it in her closeup). However, the lace armlets, silk velvet headdress, with the attached faux pearls, underskirts, stockings, as well as a chamois sole of her silk shoes are all that remains.
Because my web host service has changed, it has affected a lot of my links. It will take a lot of time, but I'll be working on correcting the errors.
I was told I would have to do nothing, and all my files would remain the same - well, that didn't happen......very upset, but will have to roll up my sleeves and start reVAMPing all my web sites and links.
I have several web sites that used to have a different format to them; they had several pages with photos, videos and music - well, my server changed their service, and I don't know if all my files are permanently gone or not. I've emailed them.
In the meantime, you will notice a new design and format. It's not what I want, and the design choices are very modern. So, I'm going to experiment. You'll be seeing changes as time permits. It takes a lot of time to get it a certain way.
But, I am adding pages that will contain photos, video, and music.
This is definitely going to date me. I couldn't wait to get home from school so I could watch Dark Shadows - we could not set a timer to record nor was there Beta, VHS, DVD or TiVo. You either saw the show that day or you'd have to wait, as I have, 40 years to watch it on DVD.........and, I must say, I enjoy it just as much as I did back then.
This show is what got me interested in cylinder phonographs and antiques, in general, as well as the desire to one day own an antique shop. It's amazing to me that a Gothic soap opera could have such an influence on me, and yet, it did. Weird.
Can you tell what kind of boudoir doll is sitting on the bed? I had no idea until I scanned the 4.5" x 2.5" photo to 600dpi and was able to see a closeup of the doll. Click on the photo for the answer.
I just got this doll today, and I'm just thrilled with her! She came to me without a cigarette, so I added one for her, but the surprise I got was that she had hair hidden under her cloche hat. I pulled the strands of red mohair forward and voila!, she's now a redheaded flapper, puffing away at her cigarette! Isn't she adorable?
I had made a post back in August (click on photo, above, to view original post), suggesting that this doll might be Norah Wellings. Sue feels it's French. I think she's right. The green silk hair and the feet shaped like shoes are very similar to French Gerb's. However, the doll seems to have a GrePoir type looking face. If anyone has any information about this doll, I would love to know about it.
This is a cool find - the photo appears to be professionally photographed, but I do not see a photographer name on it. The photo is matted. It was too large to scan the whole thing so I scanned just the photo. Below, is a closeup of the doll.