Raggedy Ann from Keller Books - Browse recent arrivalsBobbs-Merrill, Very Good. Johnny Gruelle. Hardback Book is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Inside text is very nice.
Raggedy Ann Turns 100
Long before commercial doll manufacturers made what we usually reference as antique dolls , folks were fashioning like playthings from simple cloth. Scraps left over from a diligent sewing session would often lead to a new doll for a child. In fact, it's pretty safe to say that as long as people have been wearing clothing, they've been making rag dolls. They are still functional toys that can be carried around and played with endlessly, patched up with love, and played with again. With their scrappy look and button eyes, it's no mystery why these cuddly playmates are called rag dolls. But what do you think of when the phrase "rag doll" comes up?
Raggedy Ann is a character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle — that appeared in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose. The character was created in as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the book Raggedy Ann Stories. When a doll was marketed with the book, the concept had great success. Further characters such as Beloved Belindy, a black mammy doll, were featured as dolls and characters in books.
By Sarah Dougherty — February 8th, Step into the whimsical world of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy , loved by generations of young and old alike for more than 90 years. Raggedy Ann was born out of tragedy. When Marcella died in at the age of 13, Gruelle began writing the stories down. Volland Company of Chicago. A Raggedy Ann rag doll came with each book. Several more books in the Raggedy Ann series followed.
If you're a human and see this, please ignore it. If you're a scraper, please click the link below :- Note that clicking the link below will block access to this site for 24 hours. Over the weekend I was reading a story in the Wall Street Journal about the history of the anti-vaccination movement when I came across a familiar name: Raggedy Ann. Like some current movement activists, these early leaders had a personal story to tell, claiming that a vaccine had harmed or even killed someone close to them, most often a child. Indeed, their most visible symbol was the smiling but entirely limp Raggedy Ann doll created by a popular cartoonist for his daughter, who had fallen ill and would later die, he believed, from a smallpox shot she received without his permission.
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