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This complete Frozen Charlotte doll was donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2016. The bisque doll was molded as a solid piece. This doll measures 2 1/4" tall, has shoulder length hair parted in the middle and has her arms held straight down at the side. Frozen Charlotte dolls 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 telling's, 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.

Date: 1850-1920

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Item Number: 440391
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440391

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