A Tribute to Molly and Emily by agoverseasfan

By now you have heard the news, American Girl is sending Molly and Emily to the archival vault to join their friends Samantha, Nellie, Kirsten, Felicity and Elizabeth. Our good friend, agoverseasfan, has put together her own tribute to Molly and Emily through some gorgeous photos of them – she sent them to us to share with you. Enjoy!!

American Girl Molly Meet Outfit

Molly in her meet outfit minus her glasses.

American Girl Molly Plaid Jumper School Outfit

Molly in her Plaid Jumper and Blouse ready for school. Still without her glasses.

American Girl Molly Plaid Jumper School Outfit

And with her glasses on.

American Girl Molly Evergreen Velvet Christmas Dress

Molly in her Evergreen Velvet Christmas Dress.

American Girl Molly in Party Pinafore & Birthday Crown

Oh Happy Birthday Molly! Wearing her Party Pinafore & Birthday Crown.

American Girl Molly Camp Gowonagain Uniform

Molly in her Camp Gowonagain Uniform from “Molly Saves the Day.”

American Girl Molly Camp Gowonagain Uniform  

Again without the hat.

American Girl Molly Miss Victory Outfit

Molly in her Miss Victory Outfit minus her star headband.

American Girl Molly Afterschool Outfit

Molly wearing her Afterschool Outfit and she is ready to play!

American Girl Molly Tennis Outfit

Molly’s Tennis Outfit.

American Girl Molly 1944 Swimsuit

Molly modeling her 1944 Swimsuit complete with the sunglasses and the shell necklace.

American Girl Molly Skating Outfit

Molly in her Skating Outfit. 

American Girl Molly Polka Dot Dress

Molly in her Polka Dot Dress Outfit.

American Girl Molly New Pajamas

Molly in her new summer pajamas.

American Girl Molly New Pajamas

And with her braids out to show off her beautiful hair.

American Girl Emily Meet Outfit

Molly’s best friend Emily in her Meet Outfit.

American Girl Emily Tap Outfit

Emily’s Tap Outfit – minus the cape and hat.

American Girl Emily Pajamas

Emily is just too adorable in her flannel pajamas.

American Girl Emily Pajamas

Now Emily is very snuggly in her robe.

American Girl Emily Holiday Outfit

Emily in her Holiday Outfit.

While agoverseasfan does not have every outfit in Molly and Emily’s collection, she sure has a great selection! These photos have definitely given me a few more things to add to my ever growing wish list.

Thanks so much!! We will miss Molly and Emily! I am so glad they are already part of my collection.






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  1. N says:

    Great job!

  2. Sparkie says:

    These are great pictures! It makes me sad to think that my 1944 lookalike, Emily’s going to have to go.

  3. AGInParadise says:

    I will miss these girls… I really likeMolly’s Tennis outfit… who knew Molly ever played tennis?

  4. AGInParadise says:

    *like Molly’s
    Sorry! >.<

  5. Agnieszka says:

    Lovely pictures!

  6. georga says:

    I am so sad for their archival and so is my sister, her 1994 look-a-like is Molly, we have Molly but I really want Emily so I hope I can get her for my Birthday or Christmas!!!!!!

  7. sabrina says:

    I hope I can get Emily before she retires!

  8. Madelon says:

    Beautiful photos!

  9. OwnerOf5AGDolls says:

    When are they retiring at the end of the year?

  10. Sharry says:

    I just got a used mini Molly doll (w/ glasses and shoes!) from Ebay, along w/ Felicity and another mini Julie (which I will give away), and I already got a glass eyed PC mini Samantha w/ book for $14!

    I have 3 of Molly’s books, and will get the rest when I go to the AG Place in San Fransisco this fall.

  11. cordelia says:

    Beautiful photos! I especially Molly’s plaid jumper and white blouse and I think that Emily’s meet outfit is one of the best. I don’t have the dolls or either of these outfits, but always enjoy seeing them in pictures. Thank you!

  12. Rin says:

    I just love he tennis outfit!

  13. pop says:

    I would buy all that stuff but ag cost too much :( :( I am really sad

  14. Callie says:

    Well I’ve been thinking about getting that polkadot skirt set and since Molly is retiring I will really look at it, Molly and Emily just look smashing!

  15. Fan.of.akeelah1998 says:

    Good job. Thats so cool!????

  16. Sierra says:

    cute! seems like you have a great collection!!

  17. sara says:

    When was the tennis outfit from its ADORABLE!!!

  18. Melody says:

    A lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Molly W. says:

    I love Molly and Emily so much! I purchased Emily a few weeks ago, and my grandma has Molly. I also have Emily’s holiday outfit and plan to get Yank and Emmy’s pjs. The fact that they are retiring is sad to me, even though I understand why. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures!

  20. Emily M. says:

    I will miss Molly and Emily dearly. Is there any way we can get AG to change their mind???!!! I wish I had Molly and Emily. my name is Emily. :)

  21. Serena says:

    Anyone know how to add bangs to American girl dolls?

  22. Lena says:

    The tennis outfit’s from 1997.

    Serena, buy a new wig. That’s really the only way, since the way wigs are made is with sections that go a certain way. There’s no way to force the hair to go another way.

  23. Lena says:

    Honestly, I’m not remotely sad. I like Molly (never liked Emily, Susan and Linda were Molly’s BFFs and her Blitz story was kinda pointless in 1944), but after 27 years, I think it may be time for her curtain call. Especially since both Sam & Kirsten are already gone.

    And most of her collection is incredibly 1950s and would interfere with a “real” 1950s girl.

  24. Tony says:

    Awesome photos! It is sad that Molly and Emily are being retired, but I can’t wait to see the new Historical doll(s) that will replace them!

  25. Rebecca George says:

    Thanks for the lovely pictures of the girls and their outfits. Wonder if or where the whole record of a collection is kept? Is it on line?

  26. Megan!!!!!! says:

    I think it’s really sad they are retiring! We will miss you Molly and Emily! :( OwnerOf5AGDolls~ I think they will retire them when they get sold out, or they will retire at Christmas.

  27. crazy4chrissa says:

    Serena-Like Lena said, most of the American Girl doll wigs that don’t already have bangs aren’t really meant to be given bangs, but I think that it CAN be done on some dolls. Which dolls do you want to give bangs to?

  28. Lena says:

    Rebecca George, I know AG Playthings keeps a pretty up-to-date catalog of all things AG,

  29. Cindylu says:

    I finally gave in and bought a pre Mattel Molly off eBay!! I’ve always wanted her just never got around to buying her. She is beautiful especially her hair!!!!! I love her!!!!

  30. Alisha C. says:

    @Callie: DEFINITELY get the polka dot skirt set! It’s so adorably detailed and as agoverseasfan’s picture shows, it’s quite a bit lighter than the bright aqua stock photos make it out to be, so it would be flattering on a fair amount of dolls. Both Molly and Emily look fantastic in it. And the material is very high quality too, so it feels fairly smooth to touch. The only thing I’d warn you about is that the shoes sometimes are just a little too small–not so small it won’t fit on their feet, but when you put their shoes on (at least over the included bobby socks), it’s a little bit of a tight squeeze and you can see some of their heels in the back of the shoes.

    I’m not really too sad that Molly and Emily are being retired, mostly because I knew that their time would be coming up pretty soon, but one thing that does make me a little sad about Molly retiring is that there would be only one gray eyed doll left–Ruthie. If GOTY 2014 doesn’t have gray eyes like some people believe she’ll have, I’ll be a bit doubtful if they make anymore dolls with gray eyes :( which is a shame because there hasn’t been a single one with gray eyes that I wasn’t attracted to.

  31. Alisha C. says:

    Oh, and agoverseasfan, I forgot to mention how much I love these pictures! They’re so crisp and clear, I can even see the wool texture in Molly’s beret.

  32. Mimi says:

    Char, What happened to Natalie’s weekly photo challenges???

  33. Char says:

    Mimi – They should be back. She is at camp this week so she hasn’t had time to do any photography. I’ll get her back on track next week!

  34. Bethany says:

    Still think Emily’s pretty, adn i love some of Molly’s outfits, like her swimsuit and miss victory outfit. 😀 😀 😀

  35. Bethany says:

    *and* :-p

  36. Julia says:

    Waaaaaaaaa! I don’t want Molly and Emily to retire! Looks in wallet and discovers it is absolutely empty accept for a recept! Waaaaaaaaaa!

  37. Mimi says:

    Okay, Thank you Char!!!!

  38. Monica says:

    If I have both the Samantha and the Molly Dolls where would be the best place to resell?

  39. AGJulie says:

    Hey, so I was wondering if you knew who the new Historical Character will be this year? 😉

  40. Char says:

    AGJulie – there is no sign of a new Historical character this year. Caroline was released last year and Molly/Emily are being retired this year.

  41. Talia says:

    Great pics!!

  42. Gracie says:

    I love this sooo much,agoverseasfan is the best,you are soooo lucky to have her as such a good friend

  43. Natalia says:

    I wasn’t so sad about molly and emily retiring until last night, when I had a dream, where I found Emily in Target, and couldnt decide if I wanted her. I was thinking about asking for MAG 55 for Christmas, but now Emily has really captured my attention.

    I can’t decide which doll I would like next, and would really appreciate any helpful tips in who I should get!

    Gorgeuos tribute, they look so pretty.

  44. AG Fan 429 says:

    I’m going to get Molly and some of her collection when I go to the Ag store on Tuesday. I’m going to review what I bought on my blog.