Pedlar Doll

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Date:1840 - 1860 (c.)

Description:Pedlar dolls were ornaments to display in the home, not playthings. They were dressed like real pedlars, complete with a basket of tiny goods for sale.

This pedlar is made of wood, and carries a large basket of miniature wares - just like those that real traders carried round from house to house.

The doll has a label pinned to her arm - 'Licensed hawker and dealer in small wares.'


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