history of Maggie Bessie dolls

Item number: Maggie Bessie dolls (4385)

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Company history and description of the company Maggie Bessie dolls, Winston Salem, North Caroina, USA

The non married sisters Margaret Gertrude Pfohl (1877-1965) and Caroline Elizabeth Pfohl (Bessie) (1870-1959) lived in the corner of metropolitan Winston Salem, North Carolina is a tiny historic village, named Old Salem, They were both avid doll makers.
Starting in the early 1890?s the two sisters redrafted a pattern belonging to their mother to create some of their first dolls.

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