Doll head:Empress Augusta

Alt, Beck & Gottschalck1881

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

Few of the companies that made china heads labeled their products with identifying logos or marks. Years later, because doll collectors could not always identify the maker of a doll, they named their dolls according to their hairstyles. Some styles names derived from the famous individuals who made the hairdo popular, people like Dolley Madison, Jenny Lind, Queen Victoria, and Mary Todd Lincoln. Other terms described the style itself--high brow, low brow, spill curls, and curly top. Doll collectors call this doll Empress Augusta, which refers to Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, the wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II and the last German empress and queen of Prussia.


  • Title: Doll head:Empress Augusta
  • Creator: Alt, Beck & Gottschalck
  • Date Created: 1881
  • Location: Germany
  • Type: Dolls from the Nineteenth Century
  • Medium: bisque, untinted
  • Object ID: 79.38

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