Madeleine cloth doll; 1923- 1928
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Dean's Rag Book Company Ltd, based in Elephant and Castle from 1903, produced this cloth doll under the trade name Madeleine. Dean's originally produced children's cloth books but moved into doll-making from 1908. By the 1920s the firm was one of Britain's top doll manufacturers producing well-made, clean and hygienic rag dolls wearing the latest fashions.
1923 AD - 1928 AD