Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Caroline Kennedy Dolls

This is a neat write up on an old exhibit at the JFK Library that featured Caroline Kennedy's doll collection.  Here are some fun facts about her collection:
•A Peruvian mother-and-child doll from the First Lady of Peru, Senora de Prado, wife of President Manuel Prado

•Clay dolls depicting Indian women dressed in brightly colored saris from the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi

•A Monegasque palace guard from Princess Grace of Monaco

•An African doll in a colorful print costume with matching turban from Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet-Boigny

•Eighteen dolls representing Mexico’s diverse regions from the First Lady of Mexico, Ave Lopez Mateos

•An Italian Lenci doll in traditional costume from the Prime Minister of Italy, Amintore Fanfani

•Two dolls in traditional French costumes and a playhouse from the wife of the President of France Charles de Gaulle

•A Norwegian boy and girl in festive attire from Norwegian Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen

•An Indonesian doll from President Sukarno of Indonesia

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