With the cooperation of The Florence Nightingale Museum
in London,The United States Historical Society, has authorized
the official Florence Nightingale Doll.
Miss Nightingale is regarded
as the founder of the modern nursing profession. She was
a visionary pioneer who changed the way that the injured
and sick were treated. She was an inspiration in the founding
of the Red Cross.
On her rounds in the wards, during the Crimean War,
she carried a lantern to light her way and to examine
the wounded soldiers. She soon became known as the "Lady
with the Lamp."
Much of her clothing, books, letters and other artifacts,
including her lamp, are located at the Florence Nightingale
Museum on Lambeth Palace Road in London.
Standing 17 1/2" tall, the individually numbered Florence
Nightingale Doll is dressed in a hand tailored outfit
based on the portrait on the cover of the brochure about
the Florence Nightingale Museum.
Her jacket and skirt are of finely twilled tan cotton,
trimmed with brown piping ribbon on the sleeves, at the
bottom of her jacket bodice and her shoulders. The jacket
is closed with seven brown bead buttons with three buttons
on each shoulder as epaulets. She wears a pearl pin at
the top of her jacket.
cotton chemise and petticoat are trimmed in fine lace.
Her cap is fashioned with the same lace pattern, with
rosettes at the ears.
She wears painted black shoes from the period. Her hose
are traditionally black sheer.
The lamp, or lantern, that she carries in her left hand
is based on the original at the museum.
The head, chest, arms, hands, legs and shoes are made
of fine bisque porcelain, kiln-fired and painted by hand.
The first 100 to order will receive a FREE gold
charm of her famous lantern! A $19.95 Value!
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