Summary

This is a wooden Frozen Charlotte doll. It was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. Frozen Charlottes were typically unjointed china dolls that ranged in height from 25 mm to 100 mm. Originating in the USA, they were popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The 25 mm (or 1”) dolls were commonly known as 'penny dolls' as they sold for 1¢ in America, so they would have been affordable to the poor and the working-classes. This carved wood Frozen Charlotte doll indicates that the type was adapted by local people.

Physical Description

This is a small wooden doll which is long and thin. It has a female figure, but no features.

Physical Description

TURNED/CARVED PIECE - COULD BE A HAND CARVED DOLL

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