Clara Barton Doll

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You are 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.

Founder of The American Red Cross

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.

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.

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