The teacher is surrounded by symbols of her status: her many reference books including an Atlas are stacked on the floor; she holds a piece of chalk, and she has a globe. If that's her class notes in her hand, students better be prepared for a long and detailed lesson. Her conservative dress projects an image of style and competence. She wears a royal blue long jacket whose pocket flaps, lapels,buttoned back half-belt perfectly matches her lighter blue calf-lenth straight skirt with it's kick-pleat fastened with a buttoned band that is the same color as the jacket and her practical low-heeled sensible shoes. A large pendant hangs in the center of her white blouse. Every strand of her long curly hair is neatly in place. Her delicate facial features are masterfully molded and painted. This figurine would be appreciated in any collection and by any collector of occupational or AfricanAmerican keepsakes. Hand painted polyresin, imported ca 2005.