Doll:Shoebox Dolls, Hannah

Merry Andrews Toys Inc.

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

Shoebox dolls recall the handmade cloth dolls that served as companions for young girls of previous generations. Available in the 1990s by Renee Graef and manufactured by Merry Andrew Toys, Inc., the Hannah doll promoted pretend play. Her shoebox home offered a brief poem that ended with "I want to whisper in your ear/ A Shoebox Secret just you can hear./ Let's pretend can end end/ In a Shoebox world with you for my friend."


  • Title: Doll:Shoebox Dolls, Hannah
  • Creator: Merry Andrews Toys Inc.
  • Location: China
  • Subject Keywords: gender roles
  • Type: Dolls from the Nineties to Now
  • Medium: plastic, fabric, cardboard, paper
  • Object ID: 116.2369
  • Credit Line: Gift of Marilyn Hamilton

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