"1755 Doll" with costume by A. Reichert, made in 1949 as part of the Friendship Train. This dress is inspired by "Manon Lescaut", a novel published in 1731 by Antoine Francoise Prevost which typifies the lyrical emotion of rococo literature, and which inspired several stage productions (including a ballet and operas by Massenet and Puccini).
3-11-11 Mantle Date: 1804–7 Culture: Spanish Medium: silk, metal thread Dimensions: Length: 145 1/2 in. (369.6 cm) Width: 112 in. (284.5 cm)