Creepy, weird and fascinating dolls

Bangwell Putt

Bangwell is a rag doll that belonged to a little girl who was born blind. The doll has no face, because why bother?
and very large oversized hands…perfect for a blind kid, but sort of startling to the sighted. Also creepy because
the doll is over 200 years old, moth-eaten and much loved. I wonder what it was like to be blind kid in the 18th
century, it must have been hard to keep curious little hands away from candles and hot stoves, kicking horses
and carriage wheels. She would not have been taught braille, it hadn’t been invented yet. She would have been
dependent on her sibling her whole long life as she never married and live

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