Wednesday, October 27, 2010

HALLOWEEN Coloring Page, 1922

A Halloween coloring scene from the Susie and Teddy series that ran in newspapers on the children's page. Susie May gave a Halloween party . . . appeared in newspaper on October 28, 1922.

Gloria & Lue by Aunt Elsie Paper Doll Club Members

Gloria Paper Doll by Jeannette Renfere, age 11, of San Francisco. This paper doll appeared in the Oakland Tribune on October 30, 1932.
Lue and Her Halloween Costumes by Mercedes Moniz appeared in the Oakland Tribune on October 25, 1931.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


From KATY KEENE Comic Book Vol. 1, No. 22, Aug. 1987.
Katy's Leafy Loungewear Coloring Page is from KATY KEENE Comic Book Vol. 1, No. 18, December 1986. From my mom's paper doll collection.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Another Counting Contest. Count the Children and win a beautiful Bell Zig-Zag Sewing Machine. This contest appeared in an Utah newspaper on May 19, 1957.

JUNIOR EDITORS - Halloween, 1955

From the JUNIOR EDITORS newspaper series. These two Halloween cut-outs appeared in the newspapers on October 27 & October 28 of 1955.

MISS PAPER DOLL's Halloween Costumes, 1911

From October 29, 1911.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Count the Stars Contest, 1903

Count correctly the number of stars on and about Uncle Sam's picture. All the stars, large or small, are to be counted. Some are more conspicuous than others, but all are plainly visible. If you are careful you can count the correct number. CONTEST CLOSES December 15, 1903.
This contest appeared in The National Tribune in 1903.

Miss Paper Doll's New Working Costumes, 1911

Miss Paper Doll's New Working Costumes include a chauffeur outfit, a waitress outfit and an outfit for a cook. From October 01, 1911 - The Washington Herald.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

THE TOWERING INFERNO Movie Coloring Contest, 1975

I remember going to the theater to see this movie. Star studded disaster movies were very popular for a while in the 1970's. This coloring contest for THE TOWERING INFERNO appeared in newspapers in January of 1975. The movie starred Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O. J. Simpson (YIKES!), Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner, Susan Flannery, Gregory Sierra and Dabney Coleman. I can recognize Steve McQueen in the drawing, but is the other guy suppose to be Paul Newman?

How To Make and Dress Paper Dolls, early 1960's

From my mom's paper doll collection. These four pages were ripped (and I mean ripped!) from a children's craft book.

Little Miss Hubbard and Little Baby Paper Dolls by Addie R. Woodruff

From the newspaper paper doll series by Addie R. Woodruff. Little Miss Hubbard is from 1938 and Little Baby from 1939.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

WIN THIS 1938 General Electric Washer

This COUNT THE BUBBLES contest appeared in newspapers in March of 1938. The winner received a new General Electric Washer, valued at $109.95. My mom had a washer like this in the 1950's (I was not born yet) so it is a style that was around for several decades.

Bears, Bears and More Bears

This bear family appeared in the magazine "National Doll World", May/June 1985. From my mom's paper doll collection.
Newspaper coloring contest for the movie " The Bears and I" that appeared in a Pennsylvanian newspaper on November 06, 1974. The movie starred Patrick Wayne, Chief Dan George, Andrew Duggan and Michael Ansara. A Disney Production directed by Bernard McEveety.

Another cute cut-out from A. W. Nugent. The Three Bears appeared in the Oakland Tribune on October 16, 1932.

From my mom's collection.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney, 1991

An excellent paper doll book by Tom Tierney and published by Dover Publications in 1991. The paper dolls in this book are Christopher Columbus, Diego Columbus (son of Columbus and Felipa), Felipa Perestrello e Moniz (wife of Columbus), Queen Isabella, Ferdinand II, Beatriz Enriquez, Hernando Columbus (son of Columbus and Beatriz Enriquez), Vicente Yaniez Pinzon (commander of the Nina) and Martin Alonso Pinzon (commander of the Pinta).

How Many Miles Did Columbus Travel? 1930

A terrific Counting Contest by L. R. Colburn that appeared in newspapers in 1930. How Many Miles Did Columbus Travel? Find the answer by adding up all the numbers that appear in this drawing of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. Happy Columbus Day!

Junior Editors - Christopher Columbus, 1956

Appeared in newspapers on October 12, 1956.

COLUMBUS DAY Coloring For Children, 1922

This picture for children to color appeared in newspapers on October 11, 1922 in celebration of Columbus Day.

Friday, October 1, 2010

CUT-OUT MONKEY from A. W. Nugent, 1932

1824 Baby Dresses from Aunt Elsie 1920

This baby paper doll appeared in the Aunt Elsie section of the Oakland Tribune on August 15, 1920.

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Movie Coloring Contest, 1950

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN starred Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn, Benay Venuta and J. Carroll Naish. The movie was directed by George Sidney. Annie Get Your Gun was the movie version of Irving Berlin's Wild West show musical about Annie Oakley getting her man. Songs include "Anything You Can Do", "Doin' What Comes Naturally", and "There's No Business Like Show Business". This movie coloring contest ran in a Wisconsin newspaper on July 13, 1950.
Betty Hutton had the starring role as the singing and dancing Annie Oakley.

J. Carroll Naish as Sitting Bull.

THE KID SISTER Paper Dolls, 1933 & 1935

THE KID SISTER was a comic strip created by Lyman Young, brother of Chic Young of Dumb Dora and Blondie fame. Lyman Young also created Tim Tyler's Luck. The Kid Sister ran from 1927 through 1935 and the comic strip included many paper dolls. This paper doll appeared on November 19, 1933.
The colorful Uncle Ed paper doll appeared on February 03, 1935.