The Michelle Obama Dress-up Doll

Name: The Michelle Obama Dress-up Doll

Made by and When: Danbury Mint, 2009

Material: Vinyl, string jointed, with 12 points of articulation

Marks: D / M ©MBI (the D is over the M with a line drawn between the D and the M)

Height: 16 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Removable center-parted black bob wig that attaches to the head with Velcro/brown stationary eyes/smiling mouth with separately painted teeth

Clothes/Accessories: Wears an aqua pull-over V-neck sweater with attached oxford shirt that has three-quarter-length cuffed sleeves exposed with a navy-blue belt at the waist, brown tweed skirt, brown hose, brown pumps.  Accessories:  Two-strand pearl necklace, pearl earrings and bracelet.  A mini portrait of President Obama with Black History Month verbiage inside plastic is attached to the doll’s box.  A doll stand was included.

Other: Michelle Obama was the first African American First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) when her husband, former President Barack Obama served as the 44th President of the United states for two terms from 2009-2017. This doll’s fashion replicates one worn by the First Lady during a 2009 Black History Month event at the White House (see the former FLOTUS wearing the fashion in the slideshow below).  The doll was also advertised under the names The Michelle Obama Poseable Portrait Doll and the LifeLike Michelle Obama Doll.

Slideshow (Use the right or left arrow to view the slideshow).

See this museum’s installment of Franklin Mint’s Michelle Obama Official White House Portrait Doll here.


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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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