Doll News Summer 2014 - (Page 38)

A Royal Connection D olls are not objects that have been owned exclusively by the wealthy and entitled few. They cut across cultural, religious and class boundaries and are truly universal in that way. However, the dolls that were owned by the royal children of privilege are documented both in paintings and in photographs and in that way have survived through both the historical significance of their owners and the public's fascination with them. Taking a journey through several centuries of images of royal children and their beloved dolls allows a peak into the respective times in which these royal children live. It tells of the culture of the era both politically and socially and also gives a pictorial history of the evolution of the doll. Some dolls only survive in existing paintings. The earliest known painting of a doll is one that pictures the children of King Philip, painted in 1502. King Philip was also known as Philip the Handsome and he was the first member of the house Above: The earliest painting known to exist of a child holding a doll was created in 1502 and is part of a portrait of the three eldest children of Archduke Phillip the Handsome. Left: An almost two-year-old Lady Arabella Stuart posed with her doll for this portrait circa 1576. 38 SUMMER 2014

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

From the Editor
UFDC Offi cers and Regional Directors
President’s Message
UFDC Nominating Process – 2015 Election Information
Conference Calendar
Welcome Newest Members
Fundraising Committee Report
Remembering Shirley Temple – So Much More than the Good Ship Lollipop
America’s Sweetheart – A Tribute to Shirley Temple Paper Doll
A Pictorial Look at Dolls and Their Royal Owners
Two Collections Raise Funds for UFDC’s Museum Collection
The Florida Seminoles and Their Dolls
The Lure of the Sea
An American in Germany – Attending the Annual Doll Festival in Neustadt
The Four Seasons of UFDC’s Museum – Summer
The President's Gift
Camping Out at UFDC Headquarters
With a Little Help from my Friends – Christine Shively
Barbie & Skipper – Celebrating 50 Years of Sister Fashions
A Doll for Her Time – Patsy Then & Now
A Monday Surprise – A Paper Doll
The Best-Dressed Doll
Reviewing Resources
Club Notes
Schedule of Functional Expenses/Schedule of Activities by Fund
In Our Memories
News & Notes

Doll News Summer 2014