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Doll

Doll outfitted in Shaker costume, Hancock, MA

1950

Object ID:
1956.8167.1a-k
Community:
Massachusetts, Hancock
Makers
Wells, Jennie (1878-1956)
Description

Articulated doll (a) with china (porcelain) head, body is coated plaster (?) with an overall yellow coloring. Red paint is used to detail finger and toenails. Dressed in Shaker clothing: dress (b), bertha (c), petticoat (d), slip (e), pantaloons (f), socks (g,h), shoes (i,j), and bonnet (k).

Notes

Doll dressed by Sister Jennie Wells, then at the Hancock, MA Shaker community.

Massachusetts Hancock

Massachusetts Hancock

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Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.