Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bonus Doll

This doll is not in Margaret Woodbury Strong's collection. It's in the National Toy Hall of Fame, in a sort of tableau into which the museum has worked just about every possible toy. Which is fine. But what possessed them to represent the Statue of Liberty like this is a mystery that can't ever be solved.

Probable misquotation from Rich, guessing at the thought process behind this:
"I know! Let's wrap a harlot in a flag!"

I believe his theory to be correct. But I also believe it's not an inaccurate representation of this country's fundamental cultural values. So maybe they were making a statement.

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