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Doll - Frozen Charlotte, Wood, circa 1880 (Damaged) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 66584

This is a wooden Frozen Charlotte doll. It was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. Frozen Charlottes were typically unjointed china dolls that ranged in height from 25 mm to 100 mm. Originating in the USA, they were popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The 25 mm (or 1?) dolls were commonly known as 'penny dolls' as they sold for 1¢ in America, so they would have been affordable to the poor and the working-classes. This carved wood Frozen Charlotte doll indicates that the type was adapted by local people.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 7.0 mm (Width), 41.0 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: unidentified
Specific Activity: unidentified
Lot Area Unit: 83A/83B/7/107

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