A Case of Mistaken Identity! By Janet Gula I n the winter 2020 issue of DOLL NEWS, an article examining the "UFDC President's Honor Dolls" in the UFDC Museum incorrectly identified one of the member-donated dolls. Reported as a Steiner, the doll is in fact a much rarer bébé produced by the French manufacturer Henri Delcroix. The UFDC collection has two Delcroix dolls and both have incised on the back of their heads the word "Paris." Delcroix dolls are noted for their large round expressive eyes and are found with a variety of markings. Not much is known about Delcroix but he registered several trademarks in 1887 and was not one of the French firms who amalgamated to form S.F.B.J. so it would appear he was out of business by 1900. His dolls can be found with impressed markings including PAN, HD PARIS and, also attributed to him, dolls simply marked PARIS. Delcroix was born in Paris in 1839 and his doll factory was located in Montreuil. His dolls are generally of a very high quality of bisque and painting. The photos show the President's Honor Doll and a smaller example. They both share a lot of similarities in spite of their difference in size! A full-length view of the President's Honor Doll. 18 SUMMER 2020 A side view of the UFDC Museum's Delcroix. Note the large bulbous eyes and well-defined ear.