Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Color, mount on cardboard and cut out. These JOAN OF ARC CUT-OUTS are from the newspaper series "High Lights Of History" by J. Carroll Mansfield. March 17, 1929.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
This contest appeared in newspapers in October of 1934. Winners received tickets to see the movie "Cleopatra". The movie starred Claudette Colbert, Warren Williams, Henry Wilcoxon, Gertrude Michael, Joseph Schildkraut, C. Aubrey Smith, Claudia Dell and Robert Warwick. The Director was Cecil B. DeMille. Oscar winning cinematography by Victor Milner.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A beautiful image from an ad for United States Savings Bonds that appeared in Liberty Magazine, Dec. 11, 1937. My mom bought the magazine from Half-Price Books for one dollar - back when old magazines could still be found in used book stores for reasonable prices - those days are gone. Thanks mom.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I came across these newspaper puzzle contests today - I really, really, really like them. I have found five different images of President Roosevelt used in these "Find The Faces" puzzles. This "Teddy With Big Stick" puzzle appeared in the month of October, 1910. Contest was conducted by Ambuhl Bros. Piano Co. of New Castle, Pa.
Monday, May 23, 2011
This Isolda paper doll from the "Jack and Jill" newspaper paper doll series by Raye Dryer, appeared in an Indiana newspaper on March 01, 1914. Isolda represents a child from Wales. A lovely paper doll series.
A newspaper Movie Coloring Contest from February 1955. The movie "Bad Day At Black Rock" was directed by John Sturges and starred Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Ericson, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin. From Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide, "Powerhouse cast in yarn of one-armed man (Tracy) uncovering skeleton in Western town's closet. Borgnine memorable as slimy heavy. Millard Kaufman expertly adapted Howard Breslin's story 'Bad Time At Hondo.' Excellent use of Cinemascope." I have never seen this movie but it sure does have a great cast of actors. Anne Francis is another one of my mom's favorite actresses.
The beautiful Ann Sothern from an ad for MAX FACTOR Pan-Cake Make-Up. "Glamour for today and tomorrow." The page was over-sized so I did the best I could with the ad. Also from McCall's Magazine of February 1946. My mom and I are big-time Ann Sothern fans. Thanks mom.
From McCall's Magazine of February 1946. There are many wonderful ads in this magazine. My mom was lucky enough to buy this copy along with several others from Half-Price Books about 15 years ago. Natalie Wood was always cute as a button. Thanks mom.
Friday, May 20, 2011
How Many Feathers On A Rooster? Add up the figures and find out. Most anybody can add, but can you add correctly? - This rooster is made up entirely of the numbers 1 thru 9. Add all the numbers together and find out how many feathers are on a rooster. - This newspaper contest appeared in papers in January of 1955.
" Amanda is having the time of her young life, having slipped away to the attic, and gotten into a trunkful of her mother's old clothes. The dress may be a foot too long, even with its funny looking bustle; the shoes four sizes too big, and the hat equal to six hats of modern style, but Amanda doesn't care. She's playing "grown up" even if she is thirty years out of style." This Amanda paper doll by Laura R. Brock appeared in newspapers on August 06, 1933.
"MARY AND HER LITTLE LAMB. It followed her to school one day and in the picture you see Mary standing before the teacher explaining that everywhere she goes this little lamb is sure to follow. The teacher said it was against the rules, and Mary is almost in tears. Mary is shown wearing the ruffled pantaloons that little girls wore long, long ago." Mary and Her Little Lamb paper doll by Laura R. Brock, from September 10, 1933.
Monday, May 16, 2011
This newspaper paper doll is from December 02, 1923. I found two other paper dolls from this series in the newspaper, but both are very dark. I can not imagine my brothers wearing clothes like these when they were tots.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
"Get out your scissors and start your Daisy Kingdom paper doll collection. For best results, glue this panel to stiff paper before cutting out." From MAKE IT! Magazine, Summer 1993. Thanks mom. - I have been sick and then I had trouble trying to publish my posts - all is fine now.
Friday, May 13, 2011
"TOYBOX Magazine is proud to present the first of our Toybox Kids, Hillary and her puppy, Muffin. In this issue, Hillary enhances the festive atmosphere by helping to commemorate the most famous clown of all time, Emmett Kelly, Jr." This paper doll was the creation of Dawn Bellah and appeared in TOYBOX Magazine. Thanks mom.