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Jacqueline Kennedy bride doll

Object Number: 2002.013.0002
Category: Artifacts
Type of Object: Doll
Dimensions: 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Description
Bisque doll of Jacqueline Kennedy with a cloth body and bisque head, hands and feet. The doll is dressed in a wedding dress with a lace overskirt and a tulle veil. She is holding a bouquet of flowers in her left hand. The clothes are homemade, sewn on a machine but not mass-produced. The doll's dress is not an accurate representation of Jacqueline Kennedy's actual wedding dress.

This doll and the accompanying groom doll are one of a kind, although the bisque heads representing John and Jacqueline Kennedy were commercially available to doll enthusiasts.
Curator's Notes

This wedding doll, and its companion, were featured on a popular culture spotlight on WFAA-TV's Good Morning Texas program in 2011. - Stephen Fagin, Curator

There is a mark on the back of the doll's head that looks a little like the name Esther, but with both of the first two letters capitalized: ESther.  If you have information about this doll-maker or about this pair of Kennedy wedding dolls, please contact us at collections@jfk.org.  Thank you! - Lindsey Richardson, Curator of Collections

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