American Girl is bringing Samantha back. They did not take the opportunity to change her branding to Edwardian.
1904 is not and never was Victorian, certainly not in the US.
Ah, yes. This issue has been brought up before, in a way. It’s really frustrating when things like that get overlooked. It’s not even like it’s that hard of a concept, ESPECIALLY since getting children interested in history is kind of the whole point of these dolls.