Sunday, December 2, 2012


I just want everyone to know that I have a new blog - MOSTLY PAPER DOLLS TOO!  I have added a link to the site.  I have been having so many problems with this blog that I decided to just start over with a new site.  It is still a work in progress but I hope you will check it out.

Monday, November 5, 2012


November 14, 1965.

The Fairy Princess

January 11, 1958.  FAIRY PRINCESS' WARDROBE, another charming paper doll by Emma C. McKean.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

This is CHRISTmas

December 02, 1980.


 October 20, 1946.  BOOTS and her harem pants.
October 27, 1946.  BOOTS powdering her nose.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

TURKEY Curriculum Guide

 Letter to the students from President George H. W. Bush.

1994.  A Curriculum Guide prepared for the Education Program of The 1995 Houston International Festival celebrating the Country of Turkey.  The above are just a couple of the many activities for Elementary School students found in this guide to teach the children about the Turkish people. - - - THE AMAZING RACE goes to Turkey tonight.  My all-time favorite T.V. show!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Minature Dog Kennel

April 05, 1903.  THE FARM, Number Two - A Minature Dog Kennel.  A fun cut-out series from 1903.  I do not know how many cut-outs were in the series - I have six.

November is BOOTS Month

 August 31, 1947.
July 27, 1947.  November is BOOTS month on my blog.  It is my birthday month (unfortunately my birthday falls on Thanksgiving Day this year) and BOOTS is my favorite paper doll.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Lovely Miss BOOTS

March 21, 1932.  I may have posted this BOOTS already - not sure.  My blog is giving me trouble!!

MOX, The Wonder Ointment

October 07, 1928.  "How many jars of MOX are sold daily?  10 Miles to MOX LABORATORIES of CANADA."  Add-Up the numbers in this newspaper ad and see just how many jars of the wonder ointment were sold each day.  Is there still a MOX Laboratory in Canada?  From a Winnipeg newspaper.

CALAMITY JANE Movie Coloring Contest

November 13, 1953.  Yahoo!!  This is one of my favorite movies!!  CALAMITY JANE starring  the wonderful DORIS DAY and the hunky, hunky HOWARD KEEL.  It also starred Allyn McLerie, Philip Carey, Gale Robbins, Dick Wesson and Paul Harvey.  " Doris is irresistible as the bombastic, rootin'-tootin' title character in this lively musical with Keel as Wild Bill Hickok, who only begins to realize his feelings for her when she makes a stab at becoming more "feminine".  Sammy Fain-Paul Francis Webster score includes the Oscar-winning SECRET LOVE." from Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide.  Doris Day is from the generation
of movie actresses that could do it all - sing, dance, act in comedy or drama.  She is absolutely terrific as Calamity Jane.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

He-Man and Skeletor Cut-Outs

He-Man and Skeletor cut-outs from a coloring book from the late 1980's.  My nephew Justin was a He-Man fan when he was a little boy.  My mom had fun buying the wacky He-Man toys for him.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  Be safe and get lots of treats.

The Grateful Dead???

October 16, 1985.  These guys are ready to rock n' roll.  Edited from a larger newspaper coloring contest.

Monday, October 29, 2012

HAZEL and Her Halloween Clothes

October 28, 1928.  Hazel and Her Halloween Clothes by Jeanne Smeltzer, age 12.  She was also a frequent contributor to Aunt Elsie.

PHYLLIS and Her Halloween Costumes

October 30, 1927.  Phyllis and Her Halloween Costumes by Betty Webb, age 15.  Betty and Dorothy Webb were frequent contributors to the Aunt Elsie Magazine Section.

Disney Channel Coloring Contest

October 21, 1992.  Happy Halloween from The Disney Channel, a cute coloring contest.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Miss Miriam from 1913

September 14, 1913.  MIRIAM, a pretty newspaper paper doll.

This is CHRISTmas

November 22, 1973.  "Color this nativity scene. . . ."  A coloring contest sponsored by Krengel's Toyland.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Parent Trap

October 23, 1968.  Another coloring contest for the Walt Disney movie "The Parent Trap" starring Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith.

Kathryn Crane and Marjorie Miller, SLT Members

 February 02, 1936.  An unusual looking paper doll by SLT member, Kathryn Crane.

October 04, 1936.  Gloria the paper doll with the very distinctive style of Miss Marjorie Miller.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bootkins and Jack

 August 22, 1937.  Bootkins, BOOTS little china doll, thinks it is time for some new clothes and I agree.
July 11, 1937.  JACK-IN-THE-BOX is one of Bootkins very best friends.  He is a little creepy too, like the halloween mask.

Celebrating Halloween in 1910 Biloxi

October 31, 1910.  "Here's a Cut-Out Mask For Young or Old to Help Celebrate Halloween."  This mask is from the front page of the Biloxi Daily Herald (Mississippi).  I have not found the mask in any other newspaper so I guess just  citizens of Biloxi were wearing this mask in 1910.  Is it a clown?  I think it is kind of creepy!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dora's Beach Costumes

June 25, 1933.  A DORA paper doll and her beach costumes.  From the comic strip "Dumb Dora".

This is CHRISTmas

November 18, 1987.

Clarabel and Her Sassy Cat

January 12, 1934.  CLARABEL the paper doll and her cat, Snowball.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

1928 Witch

October 27, 1928.  A newspaper cutout mask of a Halloween Witch for all the good boys and girls of 1928.

Color Something Good To Eat!

October 08, 1989.  An attractive Halloween Coloring Contest.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What To Wear To A Fancy Dress Ball

September 22, 1901.  Sharpen your colored pencils and have your scissors ready.   Color the six individual ladies and the five ladies that make-up the background piece.  All are wearing the latest fancy dress ball costumes by Marie Jonreau.

Winnie Winkle Paper Dolls

 October 13, 1935.
September 08, 1935.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Clowning Around with A. W. Nugent

 December 02, 1934.  THE DANCING MONKEYS.
 October 14, 1934.  THE CLOWN AND HIS CHAIR.
September 30, 1934.  MR. RUBBER LEGS.  Some Cut-Out Fun with our old friend, A. W. Nugent.

Monday, October 15, 2012

"Meow-BOO, Meow-BOO"

October 23, 1996.


February 03, 1934.  HORACE as a knight.  He would need this suit of armor after he married Babe.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Baby Paper Doll

June 24, 1923.  A cute baby paper doll from the BETTY CUT-OUT series.

This is CHRISTmas

December 10, 2001.

Hush-A-Bye Baby

September 25, 1926.  Susie May plays mother.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Funny Face Mask

October 31, 1954.  "Here is a funny false face you can make."  A cut-out mask for Halloween 1954.

Bring FIEVEL Home

November 06, 1987.  AN AMERICAN TAIL newspaper coloring contest.  This was Steven Spielberg's first time producing an animated film.  Directed by Don Bluth.  Featured the voices of Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Nehemiah Persoff, Madeline Kahn, Phillip Glasser, John Finnegan, Cathianne Blore and Will Ryan.  A young Russian mouse is separated from his family as they are about to arrive at their new homeland, America, in the late 19th century.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Chief Add 'Em-Up

October 16, 1928.  "Secure Correct or Nearest Correct Total of Numbers Above to Win La Salle Car.  The problem is to add together all of the numbers shown above.  Each figure is clearly indicated, and they run from two to nine; the sixes have a curved stem; the nines a straight stem; all are single numbers, there are no combinations; add them as if each figure stood one above the other in a single column.  Every figure in the picture is complete.  If in doubt about any of the Figures, send in the chart with a figure marked, to the contest department, who will gladly tell you what it is."  The Add 'Em Up contests have been my favorite contests to appear in newspapers so far.  This is a really nice example.


November 09, 1924.  RING the RHINO - A New Game.  I suppose most of us have played some version of a Ring-Toss game during our childhood.  Lucky children in 1924 were playing with this newspaper cut-out game.

BOOTS and Her Little Black Bow

 May 10, 1942.
June 21, 1942.  BOOTS paper dolls.  BOOTS' got "It" and she knows it.  Maybe if I wore a little black bow in my hair - - - no, I guess it takes more than just a black bow.