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Born in England in the year 1861 and shortly thereafter imported to America, Miss Rose Percy is arguably the most important wax doll in American history. Her remarkable story began when the young students of the finest finishing school in New York City decided to do their part for the then upcoming Metropolitan Sanitary Fair. Held in 1864, the fair was created to raise funds in order to aid those suffering from the ravages of the Civil War. Rose, accompanied by a magnificent trousseau that was created by the girls, became their charitable contribution to that worthwhile cause. At the Metropolitan Sanitary Fair, Rose Percy was first purchased outright, and then donated back to the Sanitary Commission to be raffled, raising an incredible $1200 in one day. Rose would change hands a few more times, doing her charitable works along the way, and in 1920, she became a permanent goodwill ambassador at the American Red Cross Museum in Washington D.C., where she greeted visitors from around the world. Through this 80-page work, you can learn the fascinating details of Rose Percy's life, plus discover the impact that her good work has made on those around her. Today, Rose Percy is once again in private hands, and has resumed doing what she has proven she does best, and that is active fundraising for those who are in need.
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