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Being Annie Oakley: modern girls, new world woman

McGrath, Ann


Dressed for New World play, little girls in Annie Oakley outfits domesticated and settled the psychic frontiers of colonizer nations. By t1sing domestic spaces to play out action narratives of New World conquest, the Annie Oakley character's embodiment of ((frontier freedoms" potentially unsettled the historical and contemporary imagery of domestic white womanhood. This article explores the multiple possibilities of the transformative, convergent persona harnessed by Annie Oakley gear.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers


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