Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Classic in his War of 1812 men’s fashions, this doll wears a cut away coat with tails, slim breeches, and high neck collar, complete with knee-high boots and a tall velvet top hat. By 1812, top hats were a staple in any gentleman’s wardrobe.
Such fashion dolls were designed to display the latest fashion trends in three-dimensional form. While this doll represents War of 1812-era fashions, it is unclear when the doll was made, perhaps after 1820. It is one in a set of eight fashion dolls spanning circa 1787 to 1820.
About This Item
- Title: Fashion doll, ca. 1812
- Creation Date: circa 1820
- Subject Date: circa 1812
- Media: Wood, wool, velvet
- Local Code: 4270*g
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Clothing & dress--United States--History--19th century
- Fashion dolls
- United States--History--1783-1815
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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