Angela

Doll
ca. 1950 (manufactured)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Doll with hard plastic reverse socket head and chubby straight limbed body; plastic blue sleeping eyes, moulded curly hair covered with blond mohair. Injection moulded cellulose acetate. Body type is chubby toddler.

Dressed as a ballerina in red gauze, satin and net, dress, shoes, panties and wire bound [bead/head?] dress, trimmed with sequins. Crocheted white wool with green wool edgings bonnet and dress.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Doll
  • Bonnets (Hats)
  • Toys (Recreational Artifacts)
  • Dresses
  • Toys (Recreational Artifacts)
Materials and Techniques
Plastic, mohair, wool, satin
Brief Description
Hard plastic Roddy doll dressed as a ballerina made in England by D.G Todd & Co in about 1950
Physical Description
Doll with hard plastic reverse socket head and chubby straight limbed body; plastic blue sleeping eyes, moulded curly hair covered with blond mohair. Injection moulded cellulose acetate. Body type is chubby toddler.



Dressed as a ballerina in red gauze, satin and net, dress, shoes, panties and wire bound [bead/head?] dress, trimmed with sequins. Crocheted white wool with green wool edgings bonnet and dress.
Dimensions
  • Height: 11in
  • Head height: 3in
Production typeMass produced
Gallery Label
21. DOLL: ANGELA Designed and made by D.G Todd & Co in Southport, Lancashire Great Britain, 1949-53 Injection moulded cellulose acetate Given by Mrs. N. Oldman Misc.86-1987 The manufacture of toys virtually halted during the War, after which it took a couple of years to re-tool for toy production. In the intervening period, great strides in the development of new materials had occurred which would revolutionize the toy industry. Interestingly the bulk of British toy production in the late 1940s was at government behest aimed at the export market.
Credit line
Given by Mrs N. E. Oldman
Object history
Passed on to donor's daughter by donor's niece (by marriage) Maureen Haylock (born 1933). RP 1927/85.
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.86-1987

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record createdMarch 27, 2008
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