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Title: Dionne Quintuplets, Marie
Name: Doll
Date: 1935
Medium: Head: composition Body: composition Limbs: composition Clothing: cotton
Country/Culture: American
Dimensions: 8 in. (20.3 cm) Other (Head): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Marks: Head: ALEXANDER Body: ALEXANDER Clothes: Genuine//Dionne Quintuplet Dolls//All Rights Reserved Madame Alexander Metal pin with name Marie other side of Madame Alexander
Classification: Dolls, Doll Accessories, Toys and Games
Credit Line: Gift of Ann and Henry Brunnier. In the Ann and Henry Brunnier Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: 8.16.10
More Information
In 1935 the birth of the Canadian Dionne quintuplets inspired doll makers to produce sets of them as infants, toddlers, and as young girls, sometimes with their doctor. These sets were produced until 1939 and often included extra clothing and furniture.