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A French Yerri doll purchased by a U.S. nurse during WWI. The doll is wearing a traditional Alsatian costume and a black fur hat. This Yerri doll was created in 1918 by French artist Hansi, to commemorate the recapture of Alsace at the end of WWI. The donor, Martha E. Keaton, purchased this particular doll while she was stationed in Langres, France as a nurse in 1918 during WWI. Keaton served at Base Hospital 53 in Langres until returning to Kansas in 1919.
Item Number: 224126
KSHS Identifier: 1972.56.31
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Nurses
Collections - Museum
Date - 1910s - 1918
Military - Service - Army - Nurses
Military - Wars - World War I
Objects and Artifacts - Recreational Artifacts - Toy - Doll
Places - International - France
Thematic Time Period - World War I, 1914-1919
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts