ca. 1910 Maggie Bessie doll, 13"
Maggie Bessie dolls
were made possibly as early as 1897 to the early 1940s in Salem, North
The all cloth dolls; girls or boys, were handmade from
patterns created by the sisters Pfhol, dolls have flat faces with oil painted facial features
that came in various sizes 13-22" tall, girls dressed in simple
styles of a dress, bonnet and oilcloth shoes, boys in shirt, shorts, cap
and oilcloth shoes.
Maggie Bessie dolls were handmade
by the sisters (Maggie) Margaret Gertrude Pfohl
(1877-1965) and (Bessie) Caroline Elizabeth Pfohl (1870-1959), both of whom remained unmarried.