Early Republic fashion doll, ca. 1787

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


In 1787, English styles were the height of fashion in Germany, France, and America. Large bonnets trimmed with feathers were popular.

Fashion dolls, dressed in the latest styles, often were sent between royal courts in Europe, and later to America, to keep people apprised of current fashion in eras before magazines became the primary source of information about fashion.

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About This Item

  • Title: Early Republic fashion doll, ca. 1787
  • Creation Date: circa 1787
  • Subject Date: circa 1787
  • Media: Wood, silk
  • Local Code: 4270*a
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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