Fashion doll, ca. 1812

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.

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

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