Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lura & Jane Paper Dolls, 1934

Lura Lane paper doll, August 26, 1934.

Jane Arden (with bangs) paper doll, August 19, 1934.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011


This newspaper ad from January 20, 1929 announced the new feature "Jane Arden, Newspaper Woman". The ad introduced the creators of Jane Arden and how the strip came into being.

Jane Arden paper dolls still appeared in newspapers in the 1950's and 1960's. The above paper doll is from May 27, 1950.

From June 17, 1956. A more mature looking Jane Arden.

From February 02, 1958. Another new look for Jane.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Another KIMBALL'S Ad, 1974

Another Kimball's newspaper ad. This ad, from April 03, 1974, is much like the early halter tops ad I posted.

Rose Marie & Shirley Paper Dolls, 1932

From April 17, 1932. Rose Marie paper doll by Rouberta Reinking, age 13.

From October 23, 1932. Shirley paper doll by Nancy Bedell, age 11.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bellerophon Books

Bellerophon Books published some of my favorite paper doll and coloring books. The images above are from their "Infamous Women Paper Dolls" book, 1976. Other Bellerophon paper doll books that I have are "Great Women Paper Dolls", "Henry VIII and His Six Wives", "Elizabeth I" and "The Royal Family". Lots of fun as paper dolls and also fun for the historical facts.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Darling Dollie and Letty Paper Dolls, 1931

Darling Dollie paper doll by Virginia Coates, age 14. From May 17, 1931.
Letty paper doll by Frances Kerr, age 13. From July 19, 1931.

Introducing Merri the Ferry's Doll, 1973

I certainly hope the clothing sold at the Ferry's Store was of better quality than this paper doll in their ad from June 20, 1973.

Monday, July 18, 2011

What Are Little Boys (and Girls) Made Of?

From PARENTS Magazine, February 1987. Photographed by Al Francekevich. Article by David F. Bjorklund.

Homes Of Many Lands by Patten Beard

From May 08, 1910. THE HOMES OF MANY LANDS cut-out series by Patten Beard appeared in many newspapers in 1909 and 1910.

From December 26, 1909.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sue Paper Doll, 1931

Evelyn Cooley, age 13, won a prize for her SUE paper doll that appeared in the Tribune on September 13, 1931.

Betsy McCall Goes To A Beach Party, August 1966

Thanks mom.

Evelyn and Vicky as Fashion Dolls, 1967

Ladies Home Journal, June 1967. More cute fashions and pretty models.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lovely Joan Paper Doll, 1931

This Joan paper doll, by Genevieve Paulson, age 15, appeared in the Tribune on September 06, 1931.

Koret Sportswear Paper Doll - well, sorta . . .

This ad for Routzahn's Department Stores and Koret Sportswear appeared in a Maryland newspaper on April 10, 1969.

Agneta and Kathy as Paper Dolls - well, sorta . . .

From Ladies Home Journal magazine of June 1967. The article was entitled "Summer Wardrobes For Under $100". Agneta and Kathy strike their best paper doll poses. I like all the clothes. Tomorrow see Evelyn and Vicky, two more "dolls".

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dumb Dora "Campus Chatter" Paper Dolls, 1934

Dumb Dora cut-out from April 21, 1934.

A Cut-Out Of Bing Brown from March 31, 1934.

Hey Keeds, it's a cut-out of Wink. From April 07, 1934.

A pretty Mable Blonde cut-out. From April 14, 1934. All of these cut-outs appeared in the weekly comic strip of Dumb Dora known as "Campus Chatter" by Bil Dwyer. Campus Chatter was very different from the Sunday "Dumb Dora" comic strip.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

More A. W. Nugent Cut-Outs

From August 20, 1933.

From February 05, 1933.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Paper Doll by Sandy Williams

With the young royal couple visiting America, I decided to post a paper doll of William's grandmother. This paper doll celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was drawn by Sandy Williams, 1978. The paper doll booklet consist of 4 pages - I have posted 2 pages. Thanks mom.

DOLLY DIMPLE Flour Ads, 1920

These two newspaper ads for DOLLY DIMPLE Flour are from January and March 1920. Each bag of flour had a Dolly Dimple doll to cut out and sew.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Selections from Aunt Elsie 1925

A very cute illustration by Lilly Akiya, age 14. From October 25, 1925.

JANICE GOES ON HER VACATION paper doll by Miriam Lee, age 15. I find this paper doll very appealing. From June 28, 1925.

UNCLE PHILEMON'S FORTUNE, a play complete with paper dolls by Miriam Haines, age 13. From October 18, 1925.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

SALLY'S SILVER SKATES Paper Doll Book 1956

Sally's Silver Skates paper doll book from Merrill Company Publishers, 1956. Bought this original paper doll book about 15 years ago from Half-Price Books.