Doll in original box
Wood, paint, cardboard
box: 10 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 1/2 in. ( 25.7 x 8.6 x 1.3 cm )
printed: on cover of box: "FLEXY / TRADE MARK / FLOATS, FOLDS IS / FLEXIBLE / AND FUNNY"
Painted cut-out wooden silhouette doll with limbs jointed at shoulders, hips, and knees; doll is painted light orange, wears undergarments with scalloped trim, and has blue eyes, rosy cheeks, and short, curly yellow hair pulled back with a blue headband; in original cardboard box.
According to accession records, the donor, Helen Sargent Hitchcock, designed this doll. Hitchcock, who had studied painting at the Art Students League, founded the Art Workers Club for Women in 1898 and the Art Alliance of America in 1914. Out of these grew the Art Center, which she founded in 1920. The Art Center joined seven afilliate organizations under a single building on East 56th Street in New York City, including the Art Alliance, the Society of Illustrators, the American Institute of Graphic Art, and the Art Directors Club.
Gift of Mrs. Ripley Hitchcock
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