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Just outside the entrance to “Madeline in New York,” the New York Historical Society’s Ludwig Bemelmans show, sits a Madeline doll in a glass case. A bright yellow hat and boxy, red-yarn hair frame her round face. Her smile is a curved red line, slightly askew. Out of her chic, long blue coat peeks her scarf and, below, her black shoes. As soon as I saw her, the tears began. I had that Madeline doll;...