Good things come to those who wait!
The internet is a constantly changing place, with information being uploaded all the time. Remember microfiche and the dizzy feeling you got looking at those? Many of those old newspaper archives have been digitized and are available online.
Kathy Duncan has done some outstanding research and posted wonderful new information she found regarding Izannah Walker's doll sales. To find an advertisement with the price of an Izannah Walker doll is quite a discovery! This information is posted on her blog, Flimsiest and Frippery in a post entitled "Miss Izannah Walker's Celebrated Cloth Dolls",
Kathy reveals that E. W. Billings acted as Izannah's agent in wholesaling her dolls. Click here to read her exciting post. There is a LOT more information about Izannah, E. W. Billings, and how this information suggests that perhaps Izannah's business was a larger operation than past information has provided.
Ads describing a "Miss Walker" dolls in the Evening Bulletin of Rhode Island are shown below:
Again, be sure to visit Kathy's blog. Click here to read her exciting post which has a LOT of information in it.