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Even Fashionable Dolls Have Fans

Ivory Brisé Fan
c. 1880
Ivory, ribbon, paint
Gift of Sybil Anna Hanks (1966.408.2g)
   
Bisque Doll in Silk Dress
c. 1880
Manufacturer: Jumeau, Paris
Bisque, wood, leather
Gift of Sybil Anna Hanks (1966.408.2)

The owner of this doll, Mary Esther (Vilas) Hanks (1873-1959) of Madison, Wisconsin, named it "Nellie Vilas." Nellie came with the latest fashions and all the necessary accessories, including a fan.

   
Bisque Doll in Silk Dress - side view
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