"Scarlett, Southern Belle" dressed in yellow. An Original Gambina Doll handmade in New Orleans, LA is dated 1975 on her hang tag. Her hang tag says, "In the days of the old South, it was improper for a lady to show her ankles. This is why she wore a long, full skirt. Her big wide brim hat and parasol was [sic] to protect her skin from the sun. "Ladies" were not allowed to have sun tanned complexions!" This 12" Scarlett black doll is Gambina number 402 or 403. The tag is printed 402 but the 2 has been marked over in pen to say 403. When new she had a big hat and a parasol that are now lost. Made by C. V. Gambina, Inc., 2005 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70119.
An Original Gambina Doll handmade in New Orleans, LA. with her original clothes. Tagged Gambina doll number 101. She is a black girl doll who is approximately 10 inches tall. This is a C. V. Gambina product that states the dolls garments are removable and handwashable, and that she can sit or stand. The dress has snap closures in the back and the skirt is lined with net to give fullness to the skirt. The dress is also tagged C. V. Gambina, New Orlean, LA. She is stamped "Hong Kong" on her upper back.
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