ca. 1935-1940s Sybil Jason celebrity dolls have been found
in sizes 14 or 19"
tall (other sizes may have been available), all composition jointed body with a human or mohair wig,
tin sleep eyes, feathered eyebrows, real upper lashes, painted
lower lashes, closed mouth, dolls are unmarked, clothing is unlabeled.
It is unknown
who actually produced the so called Sybil Jason dolls. A doll shown in Mertz
composition doll book, volume 1, page 347 named a Stewardess doll, is also
a Sybil Jason doll.
This doll face mold is similar to the dolls designed by
Cochran for Effanbee 1936-1939 called: American
Children dolls, also made of all composition, but they have very
different hands. Cochran's doll design have very detailed hands with
separate spread apart fingers, while the dolls shown here have less detailed hands with
a separate thumb and the rest of the fingers together.
Cyndi has also found newspaper ads for a Dirnl Doll, that is the same
doll, as well.
Sybil Jason doll, 14" tall, photo courtesy of Cyndi Deimler