Mary Green Dolls- The Barretts of Wimpole Street

A good friend gave me a set of Mary Green dolls crafted around 1931 (if the original tag is to be believed).   Mary Green was a well known theatrical stage and costume designer in the 30’s  She often made dolls of famous characters in movies.  The one I have a tag on says it is Katharine Cornell in the Barretts of Wimpole Street.  I do not see tags on the other dolls, so I do not know which characters they are and whether or not they are characters from the same movie.  They all have similar era clothing on, presumably Victorian.  I have, as of today, donated them to the Louisiana History Museum on 503 Washington Street, downtown Alexandria.  They will be on display in the children’s section if anyone would like to view them.  If you have not yet been, the museum, along with the genealogical library, is a very neat place to visit.

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Andrea

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One thought on “Mary Green Dolls- The Barretts of Wimpole Street

  1. The museum thanks you for a great addition to the early children’s display.
    Dale Genius-Director
    (We need more people who care about Central Louisiana and it’s historic preservation, like Mrs Warren!)

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