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Frozen Charlotte Doll
Frozen Charlotte Doll
Resource Typeimage
TitleFrozen Charlotte Doll
Coverage / Year1860 to 1900
DescriptionA German "Frozen Charlotte" doll with painted black hair. The face has pink cheeks, red lips, and black eyes. The doll is enclosed in a pink cloth pouch adorned with attached green flowers. The doll also has imprinted shoes or booties.
InterpretationThe name "Frozen Charlotte" is derived from the Vermont folk ballad "Fair Charlotte" which is about a young, beautiful bride who dies of exposure during a riding home with her husband on a cold winter's night. The ballad's popularity caused the name to be given to the unjointed china and stone bisque dolls, made in Germany from 1860-1900. This doll is also a good example of the German domination over the doll market during this time.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American Communities in History; Communities and Geography;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsAmerican folk ballads; Frozen Charlotte; All-bisque dolls; Folklore; German dolls; German doll industry; European toy markets
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifier1992.016.0018
CONTENTdm file name29626172422004_92.16.18.jpg
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