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Baby doll head and limbs attached to a mechanical body. The doll appeared to be crawling. There is a piece of brown paper tied to it with patent information.
Creep into the Halloween weekend with this patent model from the Smithsonian National Museum of History.
It’s George Pemberton Clarke’s 1871 “Natural Creeping Baby Doll.”
The original patent office tag is still attached with red tape.
“Well, that’s just all kinds of creepy,” Puck muttered at my side, giving the doll a look of alarm.
“If you see any clowns, do me a favor and don’t point them out, okay? i’d rather live without the nightmares.”
Julie Kagawa
Smithsonian National Museum of American History