Bye-Lo Doll

Maker and role
Grace Putnam, Designer
Production date
Post 1922
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Bisque, fabric, glass, metal
18 x 12 x 3 3/4" (45.7 x 30.5 x 9.5cm)
Putnam's goal was to create a "real" baby doll. In the late 1910s she modeled a clay head from observing a three-day old baby in hospital. From this Putnam created a plaster mold and began marketing the baby doll. She recieved her first copyright for the head in 1922. The doll was such a success that it earned the nickname, "Million Dollar Baby."
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