A Little Doll Called “Topsy”

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Early mass-produced dolls were sometimes called “Topsy” in reference to Topsy-Turvy
Dolls that have two faces, one above the skirt and the other below. The above doll is not
But upside down. It is made from configuration. Her braids are interconnected
holes in her head. Her checkered blouse was most likely green or red.

This tiny three-braided doll is Topsy. Almost everyone thinks that Topsy is the cutest doll they have ever seen. She didn’t look so happy when this picture was taken. Perhaps she was afraid her dog, Spot, would take a bite of her bread.

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