Fashion doll, ca. 1820

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Dressed in fashions coinciding with Maine statehood in 1820, this doll exhibited both Empire styles, with a higher waistline and turban style hat; and fashions to come, like the "gigot" or "leg of mutton" sleeve and fuller skirts. It is an interesting example of how clothing does not always fit neatly into a fashion era.

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  • Title: Fashion doll, ca. 1820
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Media: wood, silk
  • Local Code: 4270*h
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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