Several French doll makers of the last decades of the 19th century made "improvements" to their dolls to make them more life-like. They developed features to make their dolls walk, talk, drink, eat, and other functions.
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Title: Mechanical doll
Creator: Jules Nicholas Steiner
Date Created: 1881-1887
Type: Dolls from the Nineteenth Century, Mechanical Toys
Medium: composition, bisque, paint, wig, glass, fabric, metal