I am sure you know that American Girl is not the only doll manufacturer who has dolls based on historical time periods. In 1999-2000, Madame Alexander Doll Company had a series of 18″ dolls based on the books in the Dear America line. You can still find these dolls reasonably priced on Ebay and other secondary market sources.
One of our readers, Linda, got Abigail Jane Stewart, a doll based on a character from the Revolutionary War time period (1777).
This is her out of the box. She has curly carmel like hair, deep brown sleep eyes and a chest plate. Her hair is a little
dry but thats from being in the box so long. Her dress is a nice fabric. It’s very heavy and sturdy, something you would find from her era. Her cape is thin but not so you can see through it. Her cap is made out of the same material
as the cape, (I believe it is a cotton) and is decorated with a blue ribbon, the same ribbon that is on the sleeves of her dress.
These are her under garments. She has a nice slip almost the same material as the hat and cape. There is lace on the bottom of the slip.
Her panties are all most the same as the cape. The socks are very high, they go clear up to her knees.
She also came with a movie which is a VHS (if any one knows what that is), her book, and a diary so you can write down your adventure. I’ve started watching the movie. Its good but its a low budget film – you can tell it is older.
Her book is really good. It talks a lot about the war and things from that era. If you are a parent of young children
you might want to read it first before you read it to your kids.
This is Abigail Jane next to my other dolls. I am very pleased with this doll. I would definitely recommend her. I’ve already renamed her Elisabeth. All my dolls from the top starting with left: Jamber Lee, Fawn, and Kimmy.
The bottom row, starting with the left: Evangalyne, Charlette Eve, and Elisabeth.
Thanks for sending this in Linda!! If you want more information on this series of dolls, Just Magic is a good resource site and has a page dedicated to these particular dolls.