Papier mache, cotton, leather
Overall (doll): 12 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (32.7 x 16.5 x 9.5 cm) Part (apron ?): 18 3/4 x 25 in. (47.6 x 63.5 cm) Par
Baby doll with papier-mache head and hands; molded blond hair and painted features; white silk ribbons attached above both ears; stuffed cloth jointed body; white cotton petticoats and bloomers trimmed in white lace. White cotton nightgown trimmed in white lace at neck, sleeves and hem (likely belonging to another, larger doll). White cotton muslin apron (?) with wide pleats at top; floral embroidery in purple floss throughout with white lace trim at hem and sides; pink silk ribbon gathered at back. White leather doll's shoe with leather sole and white cotton laces (likely belonging to another, smaller doll).
This doll belonged to one of the Liebenow sisters, most likely Adella Liebenow Wotherspoon, who was the last living survivor of the General Slocum steamer disaster of 1904. Little Adella pulled the cord to unveil a monument honoring the 1,021 passengers who had perished in the fire. The then 20 month old Adella had lost her sisters Anna and Helen, whose body was never recovered.
Bequest of Adella "Tiby" Liebenow Wotherspoon
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