Based on the short story by O. Henry, the young wife had but $1.87 to buy her husband a Christmas present. So she cut off her hair and sold it to that she could buy the perfect watch fob for the pocket watch that had been his grandfather's. Alas, he had sold the watch to buy the perfect set of tortoise shell combs for her beautiful long hair.
This doll represents the young wife. Finished size is 17 1/2".