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French Art Doll
French Art Doll
Resource Typeimage
TitleFrench Art Doll
Coverage / Year1920s
DescriptionThis is a cloth doll with blonde hair. The head is made of a cheese cloth type material and has painted features including blue eyes under black eyebrows and red lips. The long slender body is made of purple sateen as are the long arms and legs.
InterpretationThis is called an 'art doll' which is similar to the American boudoir, bed, or pillow dolls. These dolls were meant to be posed in a corner or on a chair. Parisian women made a fashion of carrying them draped over one arm when they took their afternoon strolls along the boulevards. They have the thin, elongated look of the flapper style of the time.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; World Environments;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsFrance; Flappers; Roaring 20s culture; American bed dolls; Paris, France; Fashion industry; French doll industry
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1992.016.0024
CONTENTdm file name12531211162002_92.16.24.jpg
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