Extraordinary and very early, all cloth " Baby Land Rag ", "topsy-turvy", "Topsy & Betty", black and white doll, circa 1904 , with hand painted features (before they started using the lithographed mask faces) and measuring about, 14 tall. Called, #7 "Two Dolls Combined in One " as shown in original illustrated, BABYLAND Rag Dolls, catalogue, shown on page 64, "Cloth Dolls"-Linda Edward, she wears all her original clothing as pictured there. One side has shows "Betty" with the most beautiful, blue painted eyes with excellent detail, eyebrows to match her wispy blond painted curls, adorable little nose, blushed cheeks and sweetly painted mouth. Flop her over to find, "Topsy" with thick black hair and dark eyes. They have a cotton-stuffed, linen body, joined at the waist, stuffed heads and mitten-type hands and wear their original fine cotton dresses , as well as their matching, Shaker type bonnets with wide, face-framing ruffled trim and ties.
They have no damages or fading, no stains or tears and no repairs, no odors as they are from a smoke free home. Drblk Other antique, Babyland Rag dolls & STUDIO size BabyLand Rag pair & Uncle Wiggly rabbit shown are not included and listed separately.Following is the excerpt from Baby Land's (trade mark) original booklet. "TOPSY-TURVY"-- What is this? Looks like just a pretty miss, But turn her over and you'll find She is quite another kind. First she white and then she's black, Topsy that side-- Betty this--Yet complete, each little miss. Please note: nearly all of our items are antique or vintage (usually with some signs of wear due to usage and previous storage). We do our very best to describe and photograph them for you and do not repair, restring, repaint or enhance them in any way as most collectors prefer to find them in their original state. We try to list our items below current book value and will consider reasonable offers and respond after the item has been listed for at least twenty-four hours. Let us know if we can help you with anything else. We have more antique and vintage dolls, dollhouse furniture and antique dollhouse dolls available, each listed separately. We appreciate five star reviews. If there is a problem with your item, please let us know prior to leaving feedback and we will do our best to make sure you are satisfied.