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Mechanical doll

Jules Nicholas Steiner1881-1887

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

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
  • Location: France
  • Type: Dolls from the Nineteenth Century, Mechanical Toys
  • Medium: composition, bisque, paint, wig, glass, fabric, metal
  • Object ID: 77.6515

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