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Rose has an Armand Marseille bisque head, brown hair, and brown eyes. She wears a mourning gown of French silk and black organza brimmed in black net and taffeta. With it, she wears a black lace collar, a net and ribbon jabot, and a black lace mantilla which is indicative of the Puerto Rican influence of the period. America was "winding up" for the Spanish-American War (1898) and fashions that were redolent of Cuba and Puerto Rico were consequently popular. As befits mourning, which required solid black, Rose wears black stockings and shoes with this outfit. Mourning was very regimented...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
Manufactured by: Armand Marseilles
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