Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society Museum & Library will be closed Thursday, May 7. Please visit our calendar for details.

"Alice in Wonderland" doll

Object Number: 
2010.31
Date: 
2010
Medium: 
Plastic, paper, fabric
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 3 x 1 1/2 in. (12.7 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm)
Marks: 
Back of doll: "copyright 2010 Alexander Doll Company, Inc. / Made for McD's / Made in Vietnam TKH" Bottom of proper right foot: "554"
Description: 
Alice in Wonderland doll made by the Alexander Doll Company for distribution in McDonald's "Happy Meals."
Gallery Label: 
This doll was acquired by the donor at McDonald's with the purchase of a Happy Meal. The Alexander Doll Company was founded by Russian immigrant Beatrice Alexander Behrman (1895-1990), later known as Madame Alexander, in New York City in 1923. The company introduced the first "Alice in Wonderland" doll in the 1930s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ellen Paul Denker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group