Today I am sharing with you a draft of three new dolls from the Morse family (from left to right): Ginny (short for Virginia), Tennessee (also called States), and Mish (short for Michigan). There are nine children in the Morse family, so for the moment six other sisters are absent (want to guess which states they are?).
The Morses are the "ideal" Southern family of the era: wealthy, beautiful people who have literally been raised to "inherit the earth". Their father is a retired merchant sea captain who built a fortune in the slave trade and other "property" investments. But their world is far from ideal. Scarlet fever took their mother and blinded Ginny at a young age. Mish is a willful abolitionist zealot, and Tennessee...well, there's just something not quite right about him.
And that's all the backstory you'll get from me for now. I'm working on their first outfits this weekend and will post a draft of those as well. Ultimately the downloadable/printable versions of these dolls will be featured along with the series when it kicks into gear hopefully in February!