Hey peeps! SO sorry I didn’t get this up on Thursday or Friday, but both of those days I was REALLY busy!!
Anyway, the other day I got a comment asking if any of my old AG catalogs had pictures of the Girls of Many Lands dolls. As a matter of fact, they did! So since I had some pictures of them, which I never posted on my last Throwback Thursday post, I decided that these dolls would be the theme of Throwback Thursday this week!
The Girls of Many Lands dolls were a line of 9-inch dolls, which American Girl produced between the years of 2002-2005. The dolls were for older girls (around 10+ range), and were meant for display purposes, not for playing. Each doll was from a different country (France, Ireland, etc.). They also each had an accompanying book, which explained about a difficult time in their lives. In all, there were eight GOML dolls: Isabel (England, 1592); Cecile (France, 1711); Spring Pearl (China, 1857); Neela (India, 1939); Minuk (Alaska, 1890); Saba (Ethiopia, 1846); Leyla (Turkey, 1720); and Kathleen (Ireland, 1937).
I had never heard of the Girls of Many Lands dolls until a few years ago, but they seem really interesting. I wonder if the line would be any different if American Girl still sold them. Here are some catalog pictures of the dolls from fall 2003:
First we have Isabel and Cecile….
Then Spring Pearl, Neela, and Minuk….
And finally, Saba, Kathleen, and Layla, who were all new at the time!
I hope you enjoyed this very late Throwback Thursday post. And I promise that next week, not only will TBT be on time, but it will also focus on a subject that is not AG- or doll-related!