Alice in Wonderland Souvenir Doll

Name: Alice in Wonderland Maryland Society of Doll Collectors 2020 Luncheon Souvenir Doll

Made by and When: Goldie Wilson, 2020

Material: Porcelain with brown cloth body

Marks: Signed and dated by the artist

Height: 14 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Handmade black wig with long spiral curls in the back/brown stationary eyes, hand-painted eyebrows and eyelashes /closed mouth

Clothes: Dressed in an Alice in Wonderland-style light blue dress with a white pinafore, the skirt of the dress has one layer of crinoline attached. Painted-on white tights and painted-on black shoes complete the costume.

Other: Alice in Wonderland is the souvenir doll for Maryland Society of Doll Collectors’ 2020 “Wonderland” luncheon which was to be held on April 25, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the luncheon was canceled. All who paid for the luncheon received this doll. The doll, the costume, and the box were designed and/or illustrated by the artist. As illustrated in the third slideshow photograph, Alice’s box is decorated with hand-drawn illustrations of the Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland, and a card soldier – all as African American characters – a Black-doll-theme that had never been created until Goldie Wilson’s vision made Black Alice a reality.

Slideshow

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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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