This remarkably ugly piece of 20th century American history dates from the 1930’s. A hapless artifact possibly created for some unfortunate child during the Great Depression. This lovingly crafted yet lamentable fishwife probably made the poor kid cry.
She appears to rest atop her original vintage syrup bottle, hinting that she wasn’t often played with. She has a priggish face which is nicely embroidered on her potato shaped head. Her Elvis man-do hair is braided brown yarn & she has a small bald spot on the left side.
The upper part of her body is filled with unknown stuffing. Her handmade pink dress is somewhat faded but still quite charming. She is mostly hand stitched with some machine stitching in the dress slip indicating she may have been assembled from repurposed clothing scraps.
She has no markings or signature.