Laura Ingalls Wilder: What a DOLL!
Once we review the basic information about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life, we examine through photos the history of the different dolls created in the likeness of Laura Ingalls Wilder or created as souvenirs. Which dolls do you need for your collection. Sarah appears in a costume matching the only Laura doll so far created as “old” Laura and brings that doll along in person. (NOTE: This program works best as a PowerPoint.)
This is a program I first put on for the Bussey Doll Event in Mt. Pleasant. I have extended it since then and learned a lot more about Laura dolls.
The program includes everything from the hickory nut head dolls sold by Mansfield in the 1960s to the Ingalls family of dolls by Ashton Drake to the dolls made and sold in Walnut Grove. Plus a look at the Charlotte dolls.
UPDATED September 5 2017: I fixed a formatting issue.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.