I'm not going to inundate you with too much information, so I'll keep these brief and to context of the blog: who is who and how they dress.
Lewis and Amy met in Pennsylvania during the Civil War and married in 1869 (oh, those North/South romances!). They are a bit of an odd couple: she's adventuresome and high-spirited; he's reserved and intense. Amy is generally unconscious of how pretty she is. She likes some fashionable things, but isn't trendy and doesn't care for too many ruffles or lace. She also likes clothes that she won't mind getting rumpled. Lewis likewise doesn't follow fads, but likes his clothes clean, tidy, pressed. He'd be more inclined to do the laundry than his wife (and often does). Lewis is a dentist and the Fletchers are a middle-class couple (or as close as you can get to such in the 19th century). They have four children who I will probably show you all eventually.
Notes on the doll construction: yes, by God, I redid Lewis' body (again!). But this one is finally right and I'm keeping it (and I mean it!). More important: I love the faces on these two ~ Amy has the right childlike coyness and I finally managed to catch Lewis' bewilderment (he has problems dealing with the real world). I've always described him as having cat or lion-like eyes and I think I captured that too.
Finally, it occurred to me also that some people might like to download and print some of these dolls. The images I upload are not high-resolution, but might still be fun to play with, so I will be sure to scale all of the clothing to fit. Be sure to click on the image to get the full-sized image. Then right-click to save on your desktop. I am also creating tags so that you will be able to find each character and their wardrobes more easily.
Tomorrow: Another odd couple!
|19th Century Paper Dolls||