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2000.440 (RS272461)

Description

"Lena Rivers" doll. Porcelain and cotton? doll with brown hair. Female. Clothed in bodice, skirt, 4 petticoats, pantaloons and black stockings (see 2000.501-.508ab). Tan leather gloves atached to stubs at ends of arms.

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Label
This doll, made of porcelain and cotton, was hand made in France in 1862. It belonged to Grace Aspinwall Bowen (b. 1850), Henry and Lucy Bowen's second oldest daughter. Grace named the doll “Lena Rivers” after the main character in one of her favorite books, Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes. The Bowen children's governess, Edna Dean Proctor, carefully crafted clothes for “Lena Rivers” from the remnants of Grace's dresses.
Maker
unknown
Date
1862
Material
cotton (textile)
porcelain
Object type
Toys
Descriptive terms
Doll
dolls
porcelain
Possibly cotton (textile)
People and organizations
Lena Rivers
Dimensions
20 x 6 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2000.440
Credit Line
Gift of Charlotte Woodbury Spencer and Grace Woodbury Stone
GUSN
26499
Related Items
Title Bowen family papers

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