Monday, March 28, 2011

The Story of A Doll House

A young friend recently visited the American Museum of Natural History and took photographs of an amazing Doll’s House on display.

(Link to the display here.)

 

This beautiful 23 room doll’s house was lovingly created and furnished by Faith Bradford. It is five stories tall and is built on a scale of one inch to one foot. There are 1,354 miniature specimens in the model.  The house contains furniture, linens, toys and other household items. The inhabitants are Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doll, their 10 children, two visiting grandparents, five servants and 20 pets.

 

Faith Bradford had been a devoted collector of miniatures since childhood. The exhibition also includes her scrapbook which has carefully detailed notes about the house’s construction and furnishings.

 

Today, her exquisite doll house serves as both a masterfully crafted achievement of the enthusiast’s lifelong passion and a delightful peek into early 20th-century living.

 

Enjoy the online tour here.

 

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