Re: Preservation Project
Thanks for bumping this back up, Virginia. I'll be loading in some good images of the doll and some of her things when I get back from teaching at Costume College in early August.
The collection is coming along swimmingly... several people are undertaking miniaturized needlework projects for Civility, and are graciously donating their pattern and notes to be included as free patterns for future use. In addition to a lot of very nifty clothes and accessories, she also has her own wet-plate portrait, and even a reproduction trunk to hold the majority of her belongings (it's a good-size trunk!)
Tickets are available now, at $5 each; details are found in the link Virginia gave. For those who will attend the AGSAS fair, you'll also be able to purchase tickets there (which reminds me, Emmanuel, I need to get those to you before I leave for California!)
Because each participant is footing individual shipping and insurance costs, every cent of each ticket purchased will be donated to preservation through the Civil War Preservation Trust.
Tickets will be available on-line through the end of October; the drawing is November 15, and she and her collection will be shipped to the winner in good time for Christmas.
(And, definitely go read the doll article... another fine piece of research from Mrs. Mescher!!)