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Martha Chase set up her doll-making operation at in a backyard building at her home in Pawtucket, RI. Known as the Dolls' House, the small cottage industry employed a number of women as doll-head molders, painters, and seamstresses. By 1913 the workers of the Dolls' House produced play dolls, dressed or undressed, in six sizes ranging from 12 inches to 30 inches and retailing for $2.50 to $7.50. Chase dolls reached customers nationwide and sold in department stores like Macy's, Best & Co., Gimbel Brothers, Wanamaker's and F. A. O. Schwarz.

  • Manufacturer: Martha Jenks Chase
  • Material: cotton | oil paint | fabric | stockinet
  • Origin: Pawtucket, RI
  • Object ID: 74.2748
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