North Adams, Mass. Arnold Print Works, 1892.
Unbound. Cotton lithograph printed in blue, red, black, and brown. Measuring 23.5" x 18". Currently framed and glazed. Small spots, a little age-toning and evidence of an old fold, near fine. Between patent dates in title is a circular manufacturer's device: "Arnold Print Works, North Adams, Mass., Incorporated 1876." A pattern for making an African-American girl's doll. The pattern consists of three pieces lithographed on cotton: front, back, and the bottom of her shoes. The doll, dressed in a long blue dress, is holding a pink wide-brimmed hat and wearing brown shoes. "Pickaninny" is racist slang for a small black child but despite the name, the doll itself is not rendered as a caricature. Includes printed directions. *OCLC* locates a single example.