The ones made from the 1930s to 1940s used sawdust composition material.
I have all the 'Lissy' Little Women (Meg, Beth, Amy and Jo) from 1957 except for Marme.It was 12 inches tall and had a rather baby-like face.There were several variations featuring a matching dress and coat (a white or beige dress) or a pink or blue two piece suit along with scarf and hair ribbons and boots.Alexander body to restore a doll that is very special to me.The doll has bent knee mechanism that is broken, but a plain straight legged body will work just fine. (1993-1994) NOT "United States", Hawaiian (1966-1969) NOT "Hawaii", Amish Girl. All dolls must be "bent-knee walker" or "bent-knee non-walker" body types I collect 1950's hard plastic dolls for my daughter incuding Cissy. I do not collect baby dolls though, just the fashion type.
The depiction of a famous character or person usually alerts collectors of a Madame Alexander doll.