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Grace Coolidge Smithsonian Institute First Lady Doll Suzanne Gibson - $20 (Hockessin DE)

Grace Coolidge Smithsonian Institute First Lady Doll Suzanne Gibson 1 thumbnailGrace Coolidge Smithsonian Institute First Lady Doll Suzanne Gibson 2 thumbnail
condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Smithsonian Institute
model name / number: Grace Coolidge
size / dimensions: 12"
Vintage Smithsonian Institution First Ladies Doll
12"
First Lady GRACE ANNA GOODHUE COOLIDGE
in original box
The Smithsonian Institute commissioned Suzanne Gibson to recreate the First Ladies collection, which is exhibited in the First Ladies hall of the National Museum of American History in Washington D. C. Suzanne Gibson is recognized as one of today's leading doll designers and here presents her interpretation of Grace's gown. Her extensive research and attention to detail resulted in this faithful recreation of the gowns displayed at the museum. Fabric, colors and prints have been followed as accurately as possible.

The First Ladies collection was originated by Mrs. Rose Gouverneur Hoes and Mrs. Julian James, two Washington women who were interested in the costume collections of the Smithsonian Institution. The first dress was presented by Mrs. William Howard Taft in 1912, during her husband's administration. Donations by former first ladies and their descendants completed the collection. The face of the mannequins at the First Ladies exhibit in Washington is modeled after a bust representing Cornelia, the daughter of Shakespeare's King Lear. This bust was made in 1863 by the sculptor, Pierce F. Connelly of Louisiana. Suzanne Gibson's doll face of the First Ladies collection is an interpretation of this bust which reflects a classic sense of elegance and charm.
PRODUCT DETAILS / FEATURES:
~ Size / Height: 12" high
~ Material / Makeup: Vinyl
~ Jointed head, arms and legs
~ Country of manufacture: United States (clothing made in Taiwan)

post id: 7714693447

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