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11 November 2018 - 3 March 2019, Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal, Philadelphia, USA - Selvedge Magazine

11 November 2018 - 3 March 2019, Little Ladies: Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal, Philadelphia, USA

Before Barbie and American Girl, there was Miss Fanchon. The ultimate toy for privileged girls in the 1860s and 1870s, she and her friends were seen as models of ladylike perfection. These dolls came with an amazing array of dresses, undergarments, and meticulously crafted accessories, from gloves and jewellery to roller skates and calling cards. Bring the kids—or just your love of all things miniature—and marvel at these tiny Victorian treasures.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA



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