invited to acquire the official portrait doll of Clara Barton.
The kiln fired porcelain doll of the founder of the
American Red Cross is being issued in cooperation with
the American Red Cross and the National Park Service,
Clara Barton Site.
Virginia Orenyo, nationally acclaimed doll artist, sculpted
and painted the original, based on a portrait of Ms. Barton
during her service nursing soldiers in the American Civil
War. Frances Keller, doll curator of the United States
Historical Society, designed and created the clothing-utilizing
historical photographs and drawings from various sources.
Clara's fine dark auburn hair frames her youthful face.
She has high cheek bones, a firm jaw and healthy bush
skin tones, with a slight smile. She wears a pleated,
full-skirted dress. Black braid on
the full dropped sleeves and tiny black buttons embellish
the close-fitting bodice. A bib apron and sleeve and collar
protectors complete her Civial War era dress. Delicate
lace trims the pantalettes, petticoat and chemise undergarments,
and she wears button shoes and striped stockings.
Height: 17 1/2 inches
- Kettle and ladle
- Wood chest with blanket and bandages
- Red Cross flag on base