Friday, April 23, 2010

Izannah Walker Overseas: The American Museum and Selvedge Magazine

If you live in Great Britain, and you love Izannah Walker dolls, you'll want to pay attention to this...

Barbara Spadaccini-Day will be giving a talk on Izannah Walker at The American Museum in Bath, England on July 20, 2010 at 2 p.m. An expert on dolls, a past curator of the toy department at the Musée des Art Decoratifs in Paris, author of A Celebration of Enchantment and co-author of The Dolls of Jules Nicolas Steiner, Ms. Spadaccini-Day writes for many publications both in Europe and the United States. If you are interested in attending the lecture, please check The American Museum's web listing or telephone 01225 823014 for more information. Be sure to check out The American Museum's lovely online collection.

For more Izannah news in Great Britain, the Izannah Walker Chronicles has been mentioned in Selvedge magazine, published in Great Britain. You can find the magazine on sale here in the States or you can subscribe for an online digital subscription.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Little Compton Historical Society's Izannahs

Jennifer Berkeley, a member of the Izannah Walker Dolls group, went on an Izannah tour recently in the Rhode Island, Massachusetts area.

Jennifer with the Izannah doll -
I recognize the happy look on her face!

Little Compton Historical Society was one of Jennifer's stops on her Izannah tour. I've posted small pictures of the Little Compton dolls here before, but Jennifer was able to get some larger closeups of the dolls at Little Compton. Thank you, Jennifer for sharing these epictures with the Izannah Walker Chronicles. Be sure to go to Jennifer's blog to see more - the links are at the top of the page of her blog. Beautiful! It makes me want to do an Izannah tour as well. Plus I have ancestors from Little Compton from early colonial times.

Little Compton's site has an improved online collection where you can read more about these dolls. Type Izannah into their search bar and information about the dolls will come up. The doll in green is a barefoot Izannah and is wearing Bru shoes.

A New Record Set for Izannah Walker Dolls

The 18" brown-complexioned doll in Day One of Theriault's Rosalie auction netted $80,000 (plus buyer's premium). This is a new...