The Jumeau doll-making company began in the 1840s and flourished to the end of the 19th century. By the 1870s, Emile Jumeau, son of the company founder, created the bebe that made the company so famous and so prosperous. This doll in the likeness of a young girl with large almond-shaped eyes, delicately tinted bisque complexion, and the most up-to-date fashions captivated doll buyers the world over. Jumeau used a variety of new and unusual marketing techniques to promote his dolls including games, festivals, brochures, exhibitions, lottery games, even sheet music and storybooks.


  • Title: Doll
  • Creator: Jumeau
  • Date Created: 1880, 1880
  • Location: Montreuil, France, Montreuil, France
  • Subject Keywords: girl, girl
  • Type: Dolls from the Nineteenth Century, Dolls from the Nineteenth Century
  • Medium: bisque, composition, paint, human hair, glass, fabric
  • Object ID: 77.6089, 77.6089

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