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Early American Dolls

paper doll

In the late 1960s, paper-doll maker Platt & Monk Company reissued doll sets with an educational purpose. Its "Early American Dolls" sets and "Betsy Ross" sets offered young girls a lesson in American history and an important story about the American Revolution along with paper-doll play. The company also encouraged girls to learn about other cultures and other people with its "Dolls of Far-Off Lands" sets and its "Dolls Across the Sea" sets.

  • Manufacturer: The Platt & Monk Co.
  • Material: cardboard
  • Object ID: 104.1425
  • Credit Line: Gift of Joan M. Hopkins
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