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[Corn cob slave doll]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09188 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: circa 1860s Pagination: 10 inches Order a Copy

With black dyed muslin head and hands, printed cotton dress, belt, and scarf.

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