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Doll set:Alice In Wonderland Doll Set

Martha Jenks Chase1905-1925

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

In the early 20th century, toy makers introduced dolls based on characters from history and popular children's books as a way to promote reading and gender-neutral doll play. Martha Chase began making her story character dolls in 1905 when she offered several figures from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" based on illustrations done for the book by Sir John Tenniel. The Chase set owned by The Strong includes Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Dutchess, the Frog Footman, and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. The niece of a Chase employee donated the set to the museum.

Details

  • Title: Doll set:Alice In Wonderland Doll Set
  • Creator: Martha Jenks Chase
  • Date Created: 1905-1925, 1905-1925
  • Location: Pawtucket, RI, Pawtucket, RI
  • Subject Keywords: Alice in Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland
  • Type: Action Figures and Character Toys, Cloth and Rag Dolls, Dolls from the Early Twentieth Century, Action Figures and Character Toys, Cloth and Rag Dolls, Dolls from the Early Twentieth Century
  • Medium: cotton, oil paint, fabric, stockinet
  • Object ID: 84.6561, 84.6561
  • Artist: Martha Jenks Chase

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