Doll of Emma Sisson Mahan

Image

Doll of Emma Sisson Mahan

Title

Doll of Emma Sisson Mahan

Identifier

2001-26.1

Source

Donated by: Sheila Brady, Gwyn Goodman, and Marilyn Steele
Accession No.: 2001-26.1

Description

Handmade cloth doll, face and hair drawn on head, but faint. Doll wears a two-piece brown dress. Bodice hem is edged in red; skirt has a ruffle around bottom. Back of skirt has a pleated bustle effect and is belted near the bottom. Two petticoats and pantalets under the skirt.

Emma Sisson Mahan carried this doll when her family crossed the plains from Ohio to California in 1861.

Creator

Unknown

Date

circa 1860s

Format

Physical Object (Doll)

Subject

Cloth dolls
Pioneer children

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

Museum of Ventura County. All rights reserved.

Language

English

Collection

Tags

Citation

Unknown, “Doll of Emma Sisson Mahan,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed May 28, 2022, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/4672.