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This nearly complete Frozen Charlotte doll was recovered from the Last Chance Store in Council Grove during construction monitoring in 2016. Frozen Charlotte dolls, a type of china doll, were made from 1850 to the 1920s. The doll takes its name and form from an American folk ballad called "Fair Charlotte" and a poem by Seba Smith called "A Corpse Going to a Ball." In these tellings a young Miss Charlotte's vanity over her party dress causes her to refuse a cloak and this results in her freezing to death on the carriage ride to the party. This Frozen Charlotte doll measures 1 1/4" tall, has her black hair pulled back into a bun or in a snood, has black eyes and eyebrows and red cheeks and lips.

Date: 1857-1920

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Item Number: 440246
Call Number: 14MO367-2685-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440246

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