I thought I'd try Instagram. Nothing posted yet. I am thinking about using it to show new items I have for sale at the McKenzie Antique Mall in Tennessee. Anyway, thought I'd mention it even though most of you live elsewhere. I may expand its use once I understand what it's all about.
I might be able to put some boudoir doll photos and related items on there, too. We'll see. Here's the link:
According to ads I've seen, these dolls were called, "Charleston Girl" by Manhattan Novelty and Gift Company or "The Parisienne" by Konroe Merchants or "Felt Doll M617" by Kindel and Graham. Collectors refer to these smokers as "Cubeb."
This is a very unusual and rare boudoir doll. Not sure how it was determined that it represents Jacqueline Cochran, however, the doll's flight suit does represent Seversky, Aviation Pioneer and Inventor. Click on the photo to view eBay auction. Below, are two Wikipedia links for Alexander Seversky and Jacqueline Cochran. Alexander P. de Seversky Jacqueline Cochran