This Black lady doll belongs to member Myna Loesch. This lovely lass is approximately 10 inches tall with a composition body and bisque painted head. She may have been clothed to represent Martinique (her turban is replaced). The maker is Société Française de Fabrication de Bébés et Jouets, known by its initials "S.F.B.J." In 1899 the remaining French doll manufacturers joined together to form S.F.B.J. in an attempt to survive competition by German doll makers.
AUSTIN DOLL COLLECTORS SOCIETY
The Austin Doll Collectors Society is an organization of antique, vintage, and modern doll collectors, dealers, and artisans. We meet on the first Monday of each month and our meetings are fun and educational. We begin with refreshments and socializing, and, following our brief business meeting, there is a special doll-related program and "show and tell." The Austin Doll Collectors Society is a nonprofit organization and is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs.