Do you know about the oldest known rag doll?
Laura fans have a special spot in their hearts for rag dolls. Laura’s Charlotte doll is an important touchstone in the series and a Charlotte doll is often an
early addition to any Laura Ingalls Wilder collection ranking right up there with a set of the books themselves and a bonnet. For a long time I held off on collecting Laura or Charlotte dolls because you can’t collect everything and this was one whole category I could just not collect. Then I started the Laura Ingalls Wilder: What a Doll program and the Rubicon was crossed. A recent purchase was this ragdoll kit from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum in Burr Oak, Iowa which explains in the accompanying information about the oldest known rag doll (the link shows both the kit and includes the information). http://www.historicalfolktoys.com/catcont/4715.html
I was intrigued and looked for more information on Bangwell…
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