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Perfect Little Ladies: The World of Victorian Fashion Dolls
November 11, 2018 - February 3, 2019
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Perfect Little Ladies: The World of Victorian Fashion Dolls
November 11, 2018 - February 3, 2019

The prettiest playthings

Before Barbie and American Girl, there was Miss Fanchon. The ultimate toy for privileged girls in the 1860s and 1870s, she and her friends were seen as models of ladylike perfection. These dolls came with an amazing array of dresses, undergarments, and meticulously crafted accessories, from gloves and jewelry to roller skates and calling cards. Bring the kids—or just your love of all things miniature—and marvel at these tiny Victorian treasures.

Sponsor

This exhibition has been made possible by The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Exhibition Fund.

Curator

Kristina Haugland, the Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles and Supervising Curator for the Study Room

Location

Dorrance Special Exhibition Galleries, first floor

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