The Ella Gauntt Smith Doll Company produced the Alabama Indestructible Dolls,
also referred to as
Alabama Baby dolls or Ella Smith dolls from
1904 to 1932 in Roanoke, Alabama. The all cloth dolls are 12 to 27" tall,
have a molded face
with oil painted facial features. Early dolls have applied ears, later dolls ears
were molded, wigged or
painted hair, tabbed joint sturdy cloth body, most dolls have painted stockings
with painted shoes in black, bright blue, brown or pink, but some dolls have
bare feet with stitched toes.
Alabama Indestructible dolls were made in both black or white, as babies or children,
boys or girls, often marked:
Pat. Nov. 9, 1912, No.1 or 2, Ella Smith Doll Co or Mrs. S.S. Smith Manufacturer of and
dealer in The Alabama Indestructible Doll Roanoke, Ala. Patented
Sept. 26, 1905.