Are these vintage Raggedy Ann and Andy's not beautiful?
These were on display at the antique mall. However, they were a bit pricey for my budget.
Ragged Ann was a fictional character created by the American writer, Johnny Gruelle, for a series of children books. (1880 -1938)
Gruelle created the Raggedy Ann doll for his daughter Marcella when she brought him an old rag doll and he drew a face for it.
He introduced Raggedy Andy dressed in a sailor suit and hat in 1920.
Marcella died at age 13 after being vaccinated for smallpox without her parent consent.
Authorities blamed a heart defect but her parents blamed the vaccination.
Gruelle became an opponent of vaccination and the Raggedy Ann doll was used as a
symbol by the anti-vaccination movement.
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