1898); Jane Stoddart, Girlhood of Mary Queen of Scots.
It was also the birthplace and early home of Lucy Larcom (1826-1893), and the scene of much of her Story of a New England Girlhood (Boston, 188q).
The woman, a few steps from girlhood, was attractive in a cute, but no-nonsense way.
Rowland, desired to create a doll that focused on girlhood and made history interesting and fun to learn.
Looking at her she may have recalled the golden, irrecoverable days of her own girlhood and her own first ball.