Item E157 - Sailor doll

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CA ON00389 1-14-5-E157


Sailor doll


  • 1962 (Creation)

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1 doll.- 28.5 cm tall

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Item consists of one sailor doll with a hat with the label, "Holland-America Line". Henri Nouwen likely collected this doll while on contract as the chaplain for the Holland America Line in 1962. The doll has a soft body and a hard plastic head. The face is painted on.

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Item has a string tied around its neck, with a loop on the other end of the string, so the doll was likely hung on the wall.

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2012 56


Box 420

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