1865 Izannah Walker Doll Offered by Withington Auction, Inc.

This Izannah Walker doll, said to be made in 1865, is to be offered the April 11-12-13th Withington Auction.  Two charming dresses with apron’s of the period are also to be auctioned.  The description of the doll is as follows:

“Izannah Walker Doll, purchased in 1865 by Eastwood Eastwood, for his adopted daughter, Maude Rouse, age 3 years old, Central Falls, R.I. (note of the doll's provenance stitched to the hem of her slip) - purchased in Connecticut about 25 years ago.”

Read more about Eastwood Eastwood here

https://politicalstrangenames.blogspot.com/2013/06/eastwood-eastwood-1834-1900.html?spref=fb

The doll is 18” tall, and has a center parted hairstyle with wisps coming forward at the temples.  The name of the neck is artfully painted feathery ringlets.  Here are image Withington’s sent:
















Izannah Walker Doll for Sale at Alderfer Auction

On April 4, 2018 the following Izannah Walker doll will be offered for sale at auction at Alderfer Auction.  The auction will feature the doll collections of Rosemarie Snyder and Regina Steele.

The hammer price was $16,000.

15.5 inches tall













Izannah Walker Doll Offered on EBay Auction

The following Izannah Walker Doll has been listed for auction on EBay. As of today, bidding is at $7,000 but the reserve has not been met. There are 6 days left in the auction. This will be a fun auction to watch, and what a great Christmas present that would be!


Happy 200th Birthday, Izannah!

Izannah Walker would likely be surprised at the hoopla 200 years later on her birthday.  Being born a woman and orphaned as a child were not causes for celebration in the early 1800's.  But they were a part of life.  She grew up on her aunt and uncle's farm. Living on a farm she likely learned many of the skills which led her to become a property owner, an inventor and a businesswoman. That was quite something to say for a woman at that time! We know her because of her doll creations, but I have loved thinking about the kind of woman she likely was while studying and emulating her creations.

I don't typically promote my own creations on this blog, but I am blown away by many of the creations made by artists to honor Izannah on this day.  Many of them started their Izannah journeys with my pattern. So, to honor Izannah on this day, I will be offering the pattern at a sharply reduced rate of $10 from September 25th to September 30th. If you know of someone who has been wanting this pattern, now is the time to get it.




What Would You Give
Izannah Walker for Her Birthday?


In 2008 I did a Happy Birthday post for Izannah about what I would give her for her birthday.  IT's interesting to think about. What technology or item do you think Izannah would have used that we have today?  What would you give her on her birthday?

On Monday, the web will be buzzing with artists sharing homage works to Izannah.  Be sure to check back here, and also check MAIDA Today for a list of links to creations being shared.

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Please email me if you have information, pictures, sources, etc. about original Izannah Walker dolls. The goal of this site is to be a free clearinghouse of information for Izannah doll lovers. Copyright of pictures published on this site are retained by the collector, museum, or artist etc, who took the picture.

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