Thanks to Marcia, here is another photo of the new historical friend doll, Ruthie Smithens, from American Girl. Ruthie is Kit’s best friend and is being added to the collection in time for the Kit movie debut in July.

American Girl Doll Ruthie Kit's Best Friend

Here is a scoop photo from the American Girl site (later removed) with Ruthie circled.

American Girl Ruthie

I think the two look very much alike and tend to think that this is the real deal, although time will ultimately tell.