This is the first doll for the dolledition.com 2016 blog. Part of the Fashions of a Century nine doll series made in 1954. These are among the rarest of dolls by Madame Alexander. An 18 inch early hard plastic doll, produced at what many consider the golden age of the Madame Alexander Doll Company, this doll has been a joy to photograph. Dressed in the style of a Godey Lady, the cut of the gown is a dramatic period statement, along with the lavish black lace accents at the shoulder, black velvet bodice and choker. One of outstanding features of the doll design are the side twisted side chignons of this platinum hairdo. The Margaret face of this doll is absolutly captivating - and part of the unique culture of some of the exceptional dolls of this era. The reticule is not original to this doll.