Mrs. P.F.E. Albee Barbie~1998~Mint in Box
Mrs. P.F.E. Albee Barbie doll was designed to honor the very first Avon Representative. Mrs. Persus Foster Eames Albee would set out, attired in an outfit very similar to the one that this doll is wearing now. Selling products door-to-door in Winchester, New Hampshire, she represented the California Perfume Company, which would later become Avon.
As the first General Traveling Agent, she recruited other ladies, like herself, to work for the company. Thirty-four years before women were given the right to vote, Mrs. Albee succeeded in bringing women into the mainstream of commercial life.
She is by Mattel, a Special Edition, an Avon Exclusive, the second in the Avon Exclusives Collection featuring Mrs. Albee, and Mint in Box. The box is cleverly designed to resemble the type of suitcase Mrs. Albee carried when she went door to door.
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