Rest In Play - 1990 thru 1999

1895-1990 The doll play we know today—we owe to Madame Alexander. Madame’s earliest contribution was inspired by her time spent as a young girl in her stepfather’s doll hospital, where she sa...w many beautiful porcelain dolls in constant repair. During a time when breakable, porcelain dolls were the standard, she fashioned a cloth doll that was meant to be both beautiful and played with. But that was just the beginning. Madame brought to life literary characters and notable people in a way not previously done before. An era of toy industry firsts cemented her legacy as the mother of modern doll play. Read full story here more