Doll

Collection Type

  • Toys and games

Date

1862

GUSN

GUSN-26499

Description

"Lena Rivers" doll with brown hair. Female doll is wearing a bodice, skirt, four petticoats, pantaloons and black stockings (see 2000.501-.508ab). Tan leather gloves atached to stubs at ends of arms.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dolls
cotton (textile)
porcelain
Doll
Doll

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.

People and Organizations

Lena Rivers

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

20 x 6 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Charlotte Woodbury Spencer and Grace Woodbury Stone

Accession Number

2000.440

Related Items

Title Bowen family papers Accession Number