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ADAD 81/365 Myrtle

ADAD 81/365  Myrtle
Possibly vintage - has handwritten on the back 'Made by Myrtle Smith 1969. I wouldn't have thought this name was used in the late sixties though. She is a curiosity. I bought her as she was supposed to have had a wooden head, but it isn't wood, I am assuming it is a composite papier mache type of material.

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spih_2
spih_2
She looks interesting anyway. I wonder if the head is a commercial one painted by the lady or if she has molded it somehow. I have seen some vintage cardboard heads that were sold blank and this could be something like those.
3 years ago.
Melimeli
Melimeli
Her face painting actually looks quite well done.
3 years ago.
Victoria Dipietro Designs
Victoria Dipietro De…
She has a pretty face sculpt. Is it possible that the head might be composition wood? Perhaps Myrtle Smith was a grandma back in 1969 and she was adept at reworking and refurbishing old dolls and she repainted the face, re-wigged the doll and used what might have been vintage costuming or fabrics for costuming back in 1969. The wig looks newer than the rest of the doll, but the shoes look a lot older. She is a curiosity - a very nice one!
3 years ago.
Balancing Kiwi
Balancing Kiwi
Of course you could be right, she may well have been a grandma, or even a Mum thinking about it to have a name like Myrtle back in 1969. I haven't decided what the hair is yet...I don't think it is any newer than the rest of her as it isn't really a 'wig' as such and is glued on. Going to try and work it out today.
3 years ago.
Doll Addiction USA has replied to Balancing Kiwi
Might this help?

dollreference.com
3 years ago.
Balancing Kiwi
Balancing Kiwi
Thanks for the link, I will have to have a look. Will also add some more photos of her.
3 years ago.