1950s Horsman Doll

This is a 17 in. Horsman doll with vinyl head and limbs and a soft cloth body. When found at the flea market she was dressed in this handmade velvet gown that really suits her. She dates from the 1950’s to early 1960’s.

Horsman Doll

1978 Gerber Baby Doll

The doll on the left is a 1978 Golden Anniversary edition of the Gerber Baby made by the Atlanta Novelty Co. It is 18 in. and came with a skirt and bib over its red and white cotton stuffed body. The smaller 12 in. Gerber, 1988, was also made by the same company. It has a one-piece soft vinyl body and, like the larger doll, has rolling “flirty“ eyes.

Gerber Baby


1960 Goldberger Doll

The cloth tag on this 22 in. doll reads, Goldberger Doll Co. and the head is marked 22 RG © Egee Co. This circa 1960 big baby has a vinyl head and limbs with a stuffed cloth body. The replacement dress is a 12-month infant size.

Goldberger Doll

1960 Suzy Playpal Doll

Ideal Toy Corp. B23 identifies this Suzy Playpal 24 in. baby doll, circa 1960. She has been redressed in a 6 to 12 month infant size Polly Flinders dress with knit booties. She is all vinyl, jointed, with strung arms, rooted hair, with a squeaker in her belly. Ideal made many such large babies and toddlers.

Suzy Playpal Doll

Madame Alexander’s So Big Doll, 1967

Mme. Alexander’s 22 in. So Big, 1967 – 1975, was based on a book by Eloise Wilkins. My daughter Elaine, shown here with her brother, received this doll for Christmas 1970. She still has it along with the little Golden Press book titled, So Big. It has vinyl head and hands, painted eyes, cry voice, and soft stuffed body, dressed in a blue and white checked gingham suit.

Madame Alexandar So Big Doll