Tom Tierney's presidents series is probably my favorite of all of his works for one major reason: with the various presidents as the focus of the books, Tierney is forced to come up with actual fashions for them! In too many of his other books, the male dolls seem to be secondary to the women and many of them have no dressing clothes (with the exception of, perhaps a hat). I love the presidents series because no matter what, they have to have outfits right alongside their wives, children, etc.
All that said, I don't have too many of the president books by Tierney. I have George Washington, Thomas Jefferson (one of the nicest he's made, I think), Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, and Andrew Jackson. Eventually I will want to get Teddy Roosevelt and maybe James Madison, but for now these are pretty much the ones I am interested in. The 20th century presidents, not so much. I don't know if there will be any more president books (seems somewhat doubtful), but I would have liked to have seen a couple more 19th century ones. James Garfield (morbid as that might be) would have been nice.
Andrew Jackson and his family was one of my most recent acquisitions. He's a wee bit on the far side of the period I tend to seek out, but I do like men's fashions from the 30s (the women, not so much). I chose this outfit to share in particular because it's sort of casual and has nice color; less stuffy than we might generally see people portrayed in this era. The set includes a few other interesting dolls, though it notably omits his adopted Cherokee son, Lincoya. Boo. Odd, that.
I have strong feelings about Jackson as a president (his policies might as well be classified as genocide), but he still makes a nice paper doll (and I love the underwear ~ that night shirt is hilarious). This set is still available from Dover.
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