Rhonda of Living a Doll’s Life recently added a rare doll to her collection and was kind enough to share the photos and history with us.
I recently added Gotz Elizabeth Cady Stanton to my collection, she is one of only 5000 manufactured by Gotz Dolls Inc. in 2001, and is the first collectible ever issued under the Seal of the State of New York.
Elizabeth Stanton is a real historical person and important figure in women’s rights. We meet her as a ten year old girl in 1825, growing up in New York State. She comes in her meet outfit tagged Official New York State Collectible. The outfit includes a soft red long sleeve dress with a white fan folded high collar and white cuffs. She wears a soft grey apron over her dress and both have snap closures. Underneath she wears lace trimmed pantaloons, dark pink socks and adorable buckled black leather shoes. There was no book issued for this doll.
Her hair is long, wavy and ash blond with curly tendrils in front. Her wig is made to be pulled back with the front section of her hair having been sewn in one long strip. When let down it cascades over her face.
Her face is heart shaped and she has soft blue sleep eyes with soft lashes and line eyebrows. Her expression is sweet with soft rosebud lips in a closed mouth expression.
Her body is similar to American Girl, but at 19″ she appears a little broader through the shoulders. She is marked on her chest as #4003 in the series.
This doll is rare and no longer available from Gotz. You can find her once in a while listed online in the secondary market.
Thanks for sharing this rare find Rhonda!