Izannah Walker History · thank you

Today is International Woman’s Day, Time to Celebrate Those Women Who Inspire Us! Thank You Izannah Walker!

Izannah Patent Hand Written pg 1Thank you Izannah Walker for inspiring me with your beautiful, intricate painted cloth dolls. For being an enterprising 19th century woman who was able to support herself in a male dominated world. For being the first woman to be granted a United States patent related to doll making. You have changed my life!

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Izannah Walker 1870 Census

Izannah Walker 1870 Census detail

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Izannah Walker and Her Dolls ~ My Article in the September 2017 Issue of Antique Doll Collector Magazine ~ SOLD OUT

Izannah Walker and her Dolls by Paula Walton
The dolls are quite excited to see themselves in print!
Izannah Walker and her Dolls by Paula Walton
I hope you all enjoy reading my article! It was fun to have a chance to go back through 80 year’s worth of books and magazine articles while I was researching and double checking facts. 🙂 The dolls all hope that after you read about them in the September 2017 issue of Antique Doll Collector magazine, that you will come see them when they are part of a special educational exhibit at the Jenny Lind Doll Show in Southbury, CT on October 29th!!!
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SOLD OUT! Sneak Peek of the September Issue of Antique Doll Collector Magazine

The issue is SOLD OUT! I just received a sneak peek of the September issue of Antique Doll Collector! It is going to be a wonderful Izannah-filled issue!!! If you are not already a subscriber to the magazine, you may want to hurry up and order a subscription! See if they will let you start with the August 2017 issue so that you can read the great article Joy Harrington wrote about an amazing mid-19th century doll wardrobe in her collection, A Mid 19th Century Wardrobe for a New England Girl. While the actual wardrobe isn’t an Izannah Walker wardrobe, it is all from the same time period and you do not want to miss a chance to see it! I can’t wait to read Joy’s article “Izannah Aprons” A Closer Look in the September issue. ❤ I have it on good authority that there will be at least one additional article about Izannah Walker dolls in Antique Doll Collector during 2017. ❤ ❤ ❤

September 2017 Antique Doll Collector Cover

Antique Doll September Contents

This is the link to Antique Doll Collector’s subscription page, just click here!

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In Celebration of Izannah Walker’s 200th Birthday I am Curating a Very Special Public Exhibit of Izannah Walker Dolls!

Another date to mark on your calendars!!! As many of you may know, I am co-chairman for the Jenny Lind Doll Club doll show. This year is the 30th year for the show, so we wanted to do something special at this year’s show. Being fellow Izannahphiles I know you won’t be surprised by what I came up with. 🙂

The Jenny Lind Doll Club is very pleased to announce that we will have a special educational exhibit of Izannah Walker dolls at our October 29th, 2017 show. This is an almost unprecedented gathering of so many of these rare dolls at a public event. There will be at least eleven Izannah Walker dolls on display that belong to current Jenny Lind members, along with photos and memorabilia of Izannah Walker dolls owned by past members, including legendary Izannah Walker collector Maureen Popp. At this time discussions are underway with friends of the Jenny Lind doll club about the possibility of additional dolls being loaned for the exhibit, so the total number of dolls on display may be slightly higher. There is no separate admission fee to view the educational exhibit. Entrance is included in the doll show admission of $7.00.

All exhibited Izannah Walker dolls are part of private collections, they are NOT being offered for sale. This is strictly an exhibit in celebration of both our Doll Show’s 30th anniversary and Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday.

*If you will be attending the show and own an Izannah Walker doll that you would like to add to the exhibit, please contact us at jennylinddollshow@gmail.com to make arrangements. ❤

To keep up to date on all the doll show news check the show website: http://www.jennylinddollshow.wordpress.com and the show facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/jennylinddollshow/

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Just Three More Days Until Our Big Izannah Walker 199th Birthday Party!!!

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Don’t forget! Only 3 more days until it’s Izannah Walker’s 199th birthday. My dolls and I will be hosting an all day online celebration 🙂 Please come join us! We’ll be sooooooo sad if you can’t come 😦

 

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At 10:00 a.m on Sunday September 25th stop whatever you are doing, run to your pc and come right over to http://www.izannahwalker.com for the beginning of our birthday fun!!! ❤
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American Women Dream in Cloth…

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American Women Dream in Cloth…  don’t you just love that title?  The January issue of Antique Doll Collector magazine contains this very intriguing article, about the special exhibit on cloth dolls that was at the UFDC convention last summer.  It was the perfect reading for a cold and blustery winter’s day.

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So while the baby napped, this American woman filled her head with daydreams of glorious cloth dolls, both past and future…

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Look closely.  Do you see anything unexpected???
Look closely. Do you see anything unexpected???

 

Apparently not only American women, but small cats have a fondness of cloth.  Sadie was captivated by the fabric of this antique baby dress <3
Apparently not only American women, but small cats have a fondness of cloth. Sadie was captivated by the fabric of this antique baby dress ❤

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Sadie and I are both looking forward to next months issue so that we can continue our cloth dreams by reading the second half of the article. 🙂

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So Many Celebrations Ahead!

Today all the dolls and I took a short break in our preparations for Izannah Walker’s birthday to pick pumpkins from the garden!  They are all very excited and looking forward to the big birthday party AND trick or treating ❤Picking pumpkins www.izannahwalker.com

Making paper party hats!
Making paper party hats!
Four hands are better than two!  So many hats to make...
Four hands are better than two! So many hats to make…
"I'm making a special hat just for you!"
“I’m making a special hat just for you!”
The white pumpkins are our favorites!
The white pumpkins are our favorites!

Now that you know the dolls are planning a party, we hope you will come back to visit on September 25th and celebrate with us!