a paperdoll in the style of Izannah Walker

Abigail, a girl of the mid 1800s with her white lawn dress with tucked skirt, lilacs and her rosebud tea set

Abigail's "unmentionables" in white cotton lawn with "Broderie Anglaise" (cutwork) trim, a green silk dress with Bishop sleeves and a tucked, white cotton chemisette, and her straw bonnet. Her small leather trunk and a stuffed toy cat are ready to go.
Abigail's traveling outfit in wool tartan, with a small straw hat trimmed in black velvet ribbon. Her sweet little bird in a gilded cage, her carpet bag and her hatbox are all ready for the trip.
Abigail is ready for summer with her sprigged muslin dress with black velvet piping and belt, and her hair in a snood with velvet roll at the front. She has her china head doll and a quilt to sit on when she is tired of picking daisies and lilacs.
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Izannah Walker lived in Rhode Island in the 1800s. She was one of the first American women to recieve a patent for making dolls. Her patent was granted in 1873 for her method of making a rag doll with a molded fabric head. The hair and features were painted on the head. She had been making her dolls as early as the 1850s. Her dolls have sweet child like faces and often have corkscrew type curls or brushmarks at the temple. Most of her dolls are dressed as girls or women but there are a few instances where they represent boys. Sizes range from 15 to 24 inches. (information from The Collector's Encyclopedia of Dolls, by Dorothy, Elizabeth, and Evelyn Coleman)

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