Raggedy Ann, the rag doll with yarn hair, shoe button eyes and a
triangle nose, has been a beloved children’s character since the release
of her first book of stories in 1918. This first edition of Raggedy Ann
Stories written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle, shares the amazing
adventures of this little doll. The Raggedy dolls and books were
marketed together, with Raggedy Andy created in 1920.
Early Raggedy Ann lore describes the earliest hand-made dolls having
candy hearts in their chest. The P.F. Volland Company carried on that
idea by placing cardboard hearts into their Raggedy Ann dolls. The heart
in this Raggedy Ann is easy to feel, and has caused some discoloration
on her fabric chest.
Find Raggedy Ann Stories and Raggedy and and Andy and the Camel
with the Wrinkled Knees in the catalog.