Little Women series Madame Alexander doll. This is the mother, Marme. My sisters and I had the Little Women series of dolls, with each of us having two. The last one, not a part of this series was a Dutch girl. These dolls came out in 1964 and I still have the complete set.
Beatrice Alexander started the Madame Alexander Doll Company in 1923. Growing up, her parents ran a doll repair shop and Alexander and her sisters began making dolls. During World War I they often made Red Cross Nurse dolls out of rags. In the 1930s Alexander became the first to make licensed characters from literature and movies into dolls. The first of these dolls were from Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, and Gone with the Wind.