The Bru doll-making company operated in France from 1866 to 1899. First known for its bisque head "poupee" dolls depicting French women in the latest Paris fashions, the company began producing dolls representing children in the 1870s. Bru became best known for these child dolls called bebes.


  • Title: Doll
  • Creator: Bru Jne. & Cie.
  • Date Created: 1879-1885
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Subject Keywords: African-American
  • Type: Dolls from the Nineteenth Century
  • Medium: porcelain, unglazed, kid, glass, textile, Sawdust
  • Object ID: 77.1972

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