Someone we all know, and who some of us, have loved, has just turned 95. Who is this senior citizen who even at that advanced age, still has kept their youthful appearance? Why it’s Raggedy Ann!
Raggedy Ann and Andy were first introduced by way of Johnny Gruelle in a series of books that he wrote and illustrated for children. Way back in 1915, Raggedy Ann was born, and in 1918, the book Raggedy Ann Stories was published. Dolls were handmade and later marketed, with great success.
Here are 5 ways you can introduce this rag doll to your children, or perhaps pay tribute to your own long lost doll…
(above) This is special 95th Anniversary edition of the classic Raggedy Ann. This 12 inch doll comes in a special collectors box and includes a commemorative certificate. She’s available here for $38.
This doll, she is not to be played with. Why? Because she cost $250! This wooden Raggedy Ann is by Madame Alexander and is for only the most serious Raggedy Ann lovers. You can check it out here.
A more affordable Madame Alexander option is this Marcella Loves Raggedy Ann set. This 8″ Marcella doll comes with her own cute tiny plush Raggedy Ann. $65 here.
You know a highfalutin designer would get Raggedy Ann fever, and in the case the high end line Marie Chantal recently debuted their Raggedy Ann Dress. And being raggedy, doesn’t come cheap. This plaid ruffled frock goes for $125 from Saks Fifth Avenue here.
And for a tribute suitable for hanging, Etsy seller Mermaids Palette has created this original one of kind water color in honor of Miss Raggedy Ann. She available for $85 right here.