Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Kind Collector Shares Pictures
of Her Izannah Walker Doll


A kind collector has shared images of her Izannah Walker doll for those of us who love to study them.  I'm sharing the images just as she shared them.  This doll was featured in the DCA exhibit which was written about in Antique Doll Collector.   This doll wears her story in such a charming way.  Just as a doll that is 150+ years should.  The collector believes she is a pre-patent doll (made before 1873) and is likely from the 1860's.  Enjoy!


This doll is 15 1/2 inches tall. 



The collector believes this attached paper says, 
""Exhibited by Miss Alice Wood"





















Thank you so much to this collector for sharing!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Early American Life Christmas Issue 2011


If you missed the Early American Life Christmas 2011 issue with the article Edyth O'Neill and I (Dixie Redmond) wrote about Izannah Walker Dolls you can order a back issue through Early American Life.    There are some amazing images in the article, provided by collectors.

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