Parasol fashion doll, ca. 1794

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The dress style being advertised by this fashion doll is appropriate to the 1790s with a brocade gown over a muslin petticoat. She is carrying a parasol, a common accoutrement for women.

The flower-trimmed hat was common in the period. Such hats were worn over elaborate hairdos.

Fashion dolls were used from the time of the Renaissance, often sent between European courts, to let others know about the latest fashions and fabrics.

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About This Item

  • Title: Parasol fashion doll, ca. 1794
  • Creation Date: circa 1794
  • Subject Date: circa 1794
  • Media: Wood, silk
  • Local Code: 4270*d
  • 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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