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Pictures Raggedy Ann Doll Turns 95

Raggedy Ann Doll Turns 95 and Is No Worse For the Wear

Rag dolls age well! On September 7, Raggedy Ann turns 95 and she doesn't look much older than she did back in 1915, when "cartoonist, illustrator and storyteller" Johnny Gruelle drew a face on an old doll and gifted it to his daughter, Marcella. The toy gained fame when the artist created Andy and turned the brother and sister's adventures into a book series.

Between now and the beloved redhead's birthday, The Strong Museum of National Play in Rochester, NY is hosting a tribute to the soft doll that includes a permanent exhibit of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. The museum is also inviting fans to share their Raggedy Ann photos and memories in a digital scrapbook. To see how the simple doll has evolved, check out these photos.


Raggedy Ann 1920

Raggedy Ann 1937

Raggedy Ann and Andy 1940

Raggedy Ann 1951

Raggedy Ann 1967

To see more pics of the Raggedy Ann over the years,

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Raggedy Ann 1920

Raggedy Ann 1937

Raggedy Ann and Andy 1940

Raggedy Ann 1951

Raggedy Ann 1967

Raggedy Ann 1976

Raggedy Ann 1988

Raggedy Ann 1994

Raggedy Ann 2000

Raggedy Ann 2010

Photos Hasbro and its logo Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. All rights reserved. Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy were created by Johnny Gruelle.

Join The Conversation
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I love that she really hasn't changed at all! Unlike some characters from childhood.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
is that 2010 version for sale? Is it reasonable or a "collectors" item? I'd LOVE to buy it.
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