Doll News Spring 2014 - (Page 82)

A Visit to the n a quiet, tree-lined street on the outskirts of the heart of the nation's bustling capital stands a house. Built by Harold Clinton Smith in 1939, the brick structure's white-shuttered windows look out across a well-kept, gently sloping lawn. A stone path leads to the door. Who was Harold Clinton Smith? He was an architect and one of the leading builders in Washington, D.C. during the first half of the twentieth century. And he was the father of Dorothy S. Coleman and the grandfather of Elizabeth Ann and Evelyn Jane Coleman. Collectors have long known of Dorothy, Elizabeth Ann and Evelyn Jane, whose diligent research into the long story of dolls ultimately grew into The Collectors Encyclopedia of Dolls, Volume 1 and Volume 2 (Crown Publishers Inc., 1968) and The Collectors' Book of Doll Clothes: Fashions in Miniature, 1700-1929 (Crown Publishers Inc., 1984). Surely every serious collector or student of doll history owns these sizable tomes or has referred to them at some point along the way. Elizabeth Ann Coleman - known to us as Ann - graciously opened the family's home to doll collectors during the 2013 UFDC convention in Washington, D.C. last summer. This was a ticketed event to support UFDC's burgeoning doll museum, and those who visited Ann will long remember it as a very special day. Tables, chairs, cabinets and dressers brimmed with dolls of all makes, models and years, carefully arranged in clever juxtaposition in the hope that antique collectors would notice the more modern dolls and modern collectors might notice the earlier dolls. The mantel in the living room holds a perennial parade of red-clad dolls silently monitoring what goes on below, as Ann is generous in entertaining 82 SPRING 2014 Elizabeth Ann Coleman welcomes guests into her home for the Coleman Collection Special Event Tour. (Photograph by Betty Nett). Docents were scattered about the house during the special tour to help visitors find their way. A few are pictured here with Ann: (Front) Kate Reed, Elizabeth Ann; (Back) Diane Vourderis, Caroline Goodfellow.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Spring 2014

From the Editor
UFDC Officers and Regional Directors
President's Message
Conference Calendar
Welcome Newer Members
Fundraising Committee Report
Shared Passions - 2014 UFDC Convention
Tasha Tudor + Dolls = Enchanting Art
Early Juneau Bebe Part II
My Dear Hitty
A Capital Affair 2013 Antique Competitive Exhibit Part II
A Capital Affair 2013 Modern Competitive Exhibit Part II
A is for Annabelle - the story of a doll
Annatasha - A Paper Doll
A Visit to the Coleman Collection
Unending Delight - Tasha's World of Dolls
A Capital Affair 2013 Special Exhibit - The Four Seasons of Sandra Sue
A Capital Affair 2013 - Beautiful Boys, Gorgeous Girls - Asian and American BJDs
All About Lavinia Loring, A French Fashion Doll Reprinted from THE LETTER, Volume 3, Number 1, Summer 1983
Life before TV - UFDC Region 1 Conference
Christine Crocker - The Pastoral Dollmaker
Capturing the Classics - The Classic Plaything Collection of Wendy Lawton
The Story of Marjorie Tudor
Behind the Scenes - Regional Director Training
Isn't It Romantic
In a More Romantic Time - A Paper Doll
I is for Inspiration
Judging Dolls in UFDC Competitions
Club Notes
Reviewing Resources
Region Director Candidates
In Our Memories
News & Notes

Doll News Spring 2014