The Walt Disney Collection, Alice in Wonderland doll

Object Number: 
2003.39.1
Date: 
late 20th c.
Medium: 
Porcelain, fabric
Dimensions: 
box: 16 1/2 x 5 x 3 1/2 in. ( 41.9 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm ) Overall: 13 1/2 x 7 in. ( 34.3 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamp: at nape of neck: "The Disney Collection/[hand numbered] 5064/ [copyright mark] Walt Disney"
Description: 
Blond haired doll in light blue dress and white pinnafore in original box
Gallery Label: 
Candace Lee Williams, a 20-year-old Dean's List student at Northeastern University, died on September 11, 2001, when the highjackers of American Airlines Flight 11 crashed the jet into the World Trade Center. She had just returned to Northeastern after a semester as an intern in one of the twin towers for Merrill Lynch's Equity Trading Support Group. Candace's grandparents, Charles and Janice Williams, contacted the New-York Historical Society after reading about the History Responds collecting initiative and asked the Society to preserve one of the many dolls Candace had enjoyed collecting ever since she was a child. The blonde, blue-eyed porcelain Alice in Wonderland doll her grandmother selected bears a striking resemblance to Candace as a school girl. Her grandparents' gift also included the blue and white tassel from her 1999 high school mortar board (2003.39.2), the program printed for Candace's memorial service (2003.39.3), copies of correspondence from Northeastern about her posthumous place on the Dean's List and the foundation of a Candace Williams Scholarship Fund, and photographs of Candace.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Candace Lee Williams, Danbury, Conn., Age 20, High Honor Student Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group