Doll News Spring 2015 - (Page 2)
From the Editor
pringtime 150 years ago was a
signiﬁcant one for the United
States of America for it was on
April 9, 1865 that an agreement was made to end the Civil War.
The war had raged for four long years. Beginning in 2011 many
sesquicentennial commemorative events have been held in memory
of this pivotal time in our nation's history.
With this issue of Doll News we will take a look back at some
dolls that held a special role during that time. Elizabeth Ann Coleman
introduces us to the fashionable dolls of the Civil War's Sanitary
Fairs. Jane Ashley gives us a peek at a few of the doll paintings of the
Index of American Design, especially those with a war story of their
own. Denise Buese relates the tale of the doll that witnessed General
Lee and Lt. General Grant's agreement to end the relentless battles.
Nancy Gustafson brings us a story of a very special doll with a
presidential connection, and Jill Kaar Hanson recognizes another
150th anniversary this year in her article about Lewis Carroll's Alice
in Wonderland and the dolls that followed.
Lori Santamaura updates us on the indomitable Rose Percy and
a well-deserved award this Sanitary Fair doll received from the
American Red Cross. Marcia Woolston reports on a delightful Civil
War tea held in Virginia.
Our doll artist columnist, Ann Leis spotlights German doll
maker, Annette Hermann. We will pay our ﬁnal visit to UFDC's 65th
annual convention held in San Antonio last summer, as we eagerly
look forward to our upcoming convention in Kansas City this July.
AnneLise Wilhelmsen has skillfully woven history with pattern
design, again, as she brings us a Candy Striper uniform. Nicki Burley
and Lynn Nalven present part two of how to creatively collect as they
share insights from leading doll artists of today.
Finally, it is said that when you read a book as a child, it becomes
a part of you in a way that no other book in your entire life can do.
The cover story for this spring issue of Doll News is about the life of
a very special author who wrote and illustrated a series of children's
books mid-twentieth century. The doll was named after a Civil
War Sanitary Fair doll, Flora McFlimsey. Kathy Mears Monier's
accompanying paper doll, again, does not disappoint.
Miss McFlimsey looks forward to meeting you at the United
Federation of Doll Clubs' 66th annual convention July 16 through
July 19, "A Dream Come True," in Kansas City, Missouri. I, too,
hope to see you there.
Ava Klein, Marta Sivakoff
In Our Memories
Dr. Barbara Stone
10900 N. Pomona Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64153
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Spring 2015
From the Editor
UFDC Officers and Regional Directors
A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Members
UFDC Student/ Apprentice Judge Programs
UFDC Notice of Annual Meeting
A Dream Come True – UFDC’s 66th Annual Convention 2015
Fundraising Committee Report
Miss Flora McFlimsey’s Journey
Miss Flora McFlimsey Original Paper Doll
Fashionable Fair Females: Charitable Dress in Miniature
Artists in Wonderland – Featuring the Collection of Lynn Kublank
Out of Adversity
Shared Passions 2014 Special Exhibit Shared Passions
Shared Passions 2014 Special Exhibit The Many Faces of German Dolls
Shared Passions 2014 Special Exhibit The Executive Committee and Board of Directors
Shared Passions 2014 Antique Competitive Exhibit Part 2
Shared Passions 2014 Modern Competitive Exhibit Part 2
Corinne’s Creation – A Doll’s Legacy
The Silent Witness Doll
The Unbridled Spirit of Miss Rose Percy
From Germany with Love – The Story of Annette Hermann
A Civil War Tea and Doll Exhibit
A Tradition of Caring
The Work of Your Hands
Slate of Officers
Getting to Know Our Regional Directors
Doll-ers & Sense
In Our Memories
News & Notes
Doll News Spring 2015