Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Pantalette Doll from the Metropolitan Museum

The Pantalette Doll is a wonderful little story by Patten Beard.  It's about an old trunk from an old attic, two little girls -- Mallory and Jane -- and lovable little rag doll named Minerva Ida Adams.  Filled with wonder and excitement, love and lessons, the story begins with Mallory finding the pantalette doll in the old trunk and ends with Minerva being donated to the Metropolitan Museum in New York.  The book is beautifully pictured by Eleanore Mineah Hubbard using a wonderful cross-stitch pattern and lots of animation in both full-color and black-and-white drawings.

Patten Beard also wrote another wonderful little book What Happened After. This book was published in 1931 by Albert Whitman and Company, Chicago, Ill., USA.

There is a note on the copyright page:
The doll, trunk and dinner set in this story are now in the Eudora Collection in The Metropolitan Museum, where anyone who asks may have access to it and see it.
I believe this means the New York Metropolitan Museum, as that is where they went in the story, but I cannot confirm that.  If anyone knows the whereabouts of these items, please let me and the  rest of the readers know.

1 comment :

  1. The doll is now displayed at the town library in Barre, MA, where the original owner lived


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