Grace Putnam was an American doll designer and inventor, who is the credited inventor for her "Dream Baby Dolls" which were produced in the early 1900s. These dolls were designed to be as realistic as possible and were made with materials such as wax and rubber. They were also designed to be anatomically correct and could be posed in various positions. Grace Putnam's Dream Baby dolls were considered to be very advanced for their time and were popular among parents and educators as a tool for teaching young children about nurturing and care-giving. The dolls were also used in photography and as a therapeutic tool for children with developmental disabilities. Grace Putnam's Dream Baby dolls are considered to be a precursor to the modern silicone and vinyl reborn dolls that are available today.
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