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Baby Tenderlove

doll

1969

Baby Tender Love, a variation of a drink-and-wet doll, first appeared in Mattel catalogues in the early 1970s. The doll had a nonposable body which made it suitable for nuturing play and for bathing. The doll had soft, life-like skin made of "Dublon." The doll came in a talking version, one with an African American complexion, and in several anatomically correct versions.

ManufacturerMattel, Inc.
Materialplastic | fabric | synthetic hair
OriginMexico
Object ID111.3847
Credit LineGift of Suzanne Brystal Nielsen in honor of Brent Michael and Crystal Lynn Gramkee

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