|George Washington Carver, Hallmark 1979|
Hallmark's George Washington Carver is a 7-1/2-inch tall, all-cloth doll with screen-printed facial features. He wears a removable laboratory coat. His shirt, tie, pants, and shoes are screen printed onto his cloth body.
|Box contains Tuskegee Institute graphics|
|Inside flap of box and Carver doll|
The inside flap reads:
George Washington Carver(c. 1864-1943)
In 1896 George Washington Carver, a pioneer in soil management and crop rotation, became the director of agricultural research at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where he discovered that nutrients in southern farmlands, exhausted by the continual planting of cotton, could be restored by cultivating peanuts and sweet potatoes. By developing literally hundreds of industrial uses for these crops, he made the South an important supplier of new agricultural products and earned a place in the history of agriculture as one of its most respected and inventive figures.
|Back of box|
The Tuskegee Institute graphics continue on the back of the box, including images of a plant-filled glass box, as shown above.
From the Famous Americans Series I, 1979, according to Black Dolls An Identification and Value Guide 1820-1991 by Myla Perkins (Collector Books 1993/1995), "This [doll] was probably made for Black History Month."
Read more and view a brief, yet informative, video about the real, Dr. George Washington Carver here.
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