Family Life - 1780 - 1820
Child Life: Discovery of Childhood

Non-Flash version of interactive activity-- no plug-in required. Also suitable for screen readers.

image of Bangwell Putt doll

Image Description:
This rag doll is made of neutral colored linen and cotton fabrics.Her hands are made of leather. She wears an undershirt, a top shirt of a brown patterned cloth which is badly tattered, and an overskirt of coarse cloth. She is crudely made, having no face and unequal length arms.

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Although Bangwell lacks the elaborate facial features of a china-headed or wax doll, she is more durable and sturdy.

Bangwell Putt wears all the proper eighteenth-century undergarments: a linen corset with wood stays, a bodice, and a petticoat, all of linen. The wool petticoat and drawers Bangwell wears under her dress date from a later period.

Bangwell Putt lacks a face, but her ten fingers are carefully made, suggesting the importance of touch in Clarissa's world.


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