The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "1755 Doll", A. Reichert, Designer Blondell, 1949, French. This was a fashion doll given by France to America in thanks for American donations of relief packages after the end of WW2.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "1755 Doll", A. Reichert, Designer Blondell, 1949, French. This was a fashion doll given by France to America in thanks for American donations of relief packages after the end of WW2.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "1791 Doll" I'd love to see these dolls restored and displayed some day.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "1791 Doll" I'd love to see these dolls restored and displayed some day.

"1832 Doll" Marcelle Dormoy (French) Designer: Rose Descat Designer: Antoine (French) Date: 1949 Culture: French Medium: metal, plaster, hair, silk, straw, cotton, feather, linen Dimensions: 32 1/2 x 17 in. (82.6 x 43.2 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Syndicat de la Couture de Paris, 1949

"1832 Doll" Marcelle Dormoy (French) Designer: Rose Descat Designer: Antoine (French) Date: 1949 Culture: French Medium: metal, plaster, hair, silk, straw, cotton, feather, linen Dimensions: 32 1/2 x 17 in. (82.6 x 43.2 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Syndicat de la Couture de Paris, 1949

In 1947, in response to the suffering of post-World War II France, an American grassroots campaign organized a large-scale relief package. The following year France, moved by this generosity, organized a gift in kind

In 1947, in response to the suffering of post-World War II France, an American grassroots campaign organized a large-scale relief package. The following year France, moved by this generosity, organized a gift in kind

"1884 Doll" Nina Ricci Designer: Claude Saint-Cyr (French, 1911–1972) Designer: Roger Charbonnier Date: 1949 Culture: French Medium: metal, plaster, hair, silk, cotton, straw, feather, wood Dimensions: 30 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (78.1 x 31.8 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Syndicat de la Couture de Paris, 1949 Accession Number: 2009.300.718a–e

"1884 Doll" Nina Ricci Designer: Claude Saint-Cyr (French, 1911–1972) Designer: Roger Charbonnier Date: 1949 Culture: French Medium: metal, plaster, hair, silk, cotton, straw, feather, wood Dimensions: 30 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (78.1 x 31.8 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Syndicat de la Couture de Paris, 1949 Accession Number: 2009.300.718a–e

"1889 Doll" with costume by Marron / Maud Roger, made in 1949 as part of the Friendship Train.

"1889 Doll" with costume by Marron / Maud Roger, made in 1949 as part of the Friendship Train.

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