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Object ID 002922

Object Name Ideal Shirley Temple doll

Object Desc Large Shirley Temple doll made by Ideal. Wearing underpants, undergarment, and pink floral dress.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002638a-d

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General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Donation

Accession Date JAN 29,2015

Credit/Acknowledgement Rev. Elizabeth B. Stafford

Location Hallway Shelf 1

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords dolls,Ideal Toy Co.,Shirley Temple,

Title Ideal Shirley Temple doll

Description 22 inch composition Shirley Temple doll made by Ideal. Back of head below hairline and upper back both are marked "Shirley Temple" and Ideal logo. Doll has mohair wig, underwear (2638b), a floral print dress (2638c), and a one-piece white undergarment (2638d). Dress has a white collar with pink blanket stitched edging, and ruffled sleeves.


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Height 22

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Depth 0

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Circumference 0

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Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ideal Toy Co.

Maker Details The Ideal Toy Company approached the Temple family and asked permission to create and sell a Shirley Temple doll. Sales began in 1934 and were wildly popular, with dolls in a range of sizes and different outfits being sold. Ideal was the only toy company licensed to sell Shirley Temple dolls, but other companies sold look alikes. Ideal Toy Company began in 1907 and produced many dolls. Later the company produced toys like the board game Mousetrap and the Rubix Cube. It was sold in 1982.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2638a-d



Date JAN 30,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes The doll has considerable crazing all over composition body and head. Mohair wig needs to be reset. It appears as thought portions of doll's feet and face have been painted in an attempt to repair crazing. Eyes are clouded. Some eyelashes are missing. Paint on lips is chipped. Fingers and toes are chipped. Doll is missing her original clothing.


Date JAN 30,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 1 from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin