Friday, July 27, 2012


December 08, 1928.  Count the Black and White Spaces.  This newspaper contest was sponsored by BURNS' SHAMROCK SLICED BACON.  It looks rather like a needlecraft pattern.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ANASTASIA Movie Coloring Contests, 1997

 November 20, 1997.  I like this picture.
November 01, 1997.  Newspaper coloring contests for the movie ANASTASIA from two different newspapers.  I have never seen this movie.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora

 Prince Phillip ready for battle.
 Prince Phillip seems to really like the color green.
 Prince Phillip is ready to party!
 Someday my Prince will come.
Princess Aurora.  These are my paper dolls from 1969.  As you can see, Princess Aurora lost her head a couple of times requiring a few miles of Scotch tape.  WHITMAN #1984:69, Walt Disney Presents "Sleeping Beauty", paper dolls and costumes.  I no longer have the three fairy godmothers - they must have flown away.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Betty and Billy as Pirates.

July 29, 1923.  Billy  plays pirate and Betty dresses as a pirate lady.

The Many Dogs of the Betty Cut-Out Series.

 September 09, 1923.  The BETTY Cut-Out series included many animal cut-outs and especially dogs.
 September 09, 1923.  King of the Dog Show, Two Society Dogs and the Bulldog Puppies and the basket.
 June 17, 1923.  Bouncer in the circus.
 July 22, 1923.  A Dog, a Lion or an Elephant?
September 23, 1923.  Scrubby, the little gray ragamuffin.

Friday, July 20, 2012

PUG Is Growing Up

September 01, 1946.
January 11, 1948.  Gone are the pigtails and braids - PUG is growing up.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

CLARA, A Good Friend of BOOTS

 August 18, 1946.
 June 16, 1946.
December 01, 1946.  Rod and BOOTS' next door neighbors were CLARA and her husband.  Clara the paper doll strikes her best Boots poses.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jane's Wardrobe, 1949

 September 10, 1949.
December 10, 1949.

Please, Please, Don't Eat The Daisies

April 27, 1960.  I liked this movie and I also liked the television show based on this movie.  PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES starred Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige, Spring Byington, Richard Haydn, Patsy Kelly, Jack Weston and Margaret Lindsay.  Based on stories by Jean Kerr about a drama critic and his family.  This Paramount film was directed by Charles Walters.  Doris Day sings the title song, of course.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


August 28, 1949.  Here is a paper doll, JUDY,  by Donna Udell, age 12.

Military Cut-Outs During the GREAT WAR, 1917

 September 30, 1917.
September 09, 1917.  Along with paper dolls, military cut-outs were very popular in newspapers.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fashionable Paper Dolls From 1917

 June 10, 1917.  Thomas is ready for summer in the latest 1917 fashion styles.
 June 03, 1917.  Mittie Lee will be the envy of all her friends when she steps out in her new wardrobe.
September 02, 1917.  Big sister, Etta Mae, loves her new dresses and accessories, especially her new purse.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

WORLD OF BARBIE Paper Dolls, 1971

1971 - -WORLD OF BARBIE, 6 paper dolls and their clothes.  A Whitman Book, #1987:69.  Some more paper dolls from my childhood.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

BOOTS and Some Summer Clothes

 July 13, 1947.
July 20, 1947.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.


July 09, 2001.  A newspaper coloring contest for the movie, CATS & DOGS.  I have never seen this movie but I thought it was a cute image.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

BOOTS and Her Cape

September 26, 1965.  BOOTS still looking good in 1965.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Dolly Folks Furnishings 1921

 May 22, 1921.  THE DOLLY FOLKS FURNISHINGS, No. 1. " For boys who like to make furniture and girls who like to keep house, we are going to run on this page a series of tiny furniture patterns that will be so cunning--such really good looking little furniture that your mother will wish she had some big sure enough things just like them.  If you make and save them each week there will be enough to furnish an entire doll house.  These drawings may be used either for patterns to trace around onto drawing paper, or, better still, you may use this very newspaper drawing, by pasting solidly onto a sheet of brown paper before cutting.  Otherwise they would not be stiff enough, and wobbly furniture could never be beautiful.  Always cut on the heavy black lines, and bend on all dotted ones.  Score the dotted lines by running over them with a knife back along a ruler.  This makes them bend easily.  A bit of paste or glue on the flaps after you are sure every bend is in the right direction, and you'll have a solid little piece of furniture.  First of all, for the living room we are getting one fine, comfortable chair--a wing chair all upholstered in gay cretonne or tapestry--sturdy, restful and inviting, as a living room chair should be.  Cut clear down to the front of the seat on the heavy black lines and that leaves the sides to stand up for arms.  The small odd chair is something on the Windsor type, only we can't cut a lot of slim little spindles in paper, and a Windsor chair always has these slim spindles and a curved back.  This little chair will have the curved back, but you must paste the flaps marked "A" under the seat before the ones on top the side sections.  The table is of the big roomy kind that serves for desk, too, and has plenty of drawer room to keep many things inside from the dust instead of scattered about on top.  Next week there will be a neat little rick of books in book ends to put on the table beside these other things for the living room."
 May 29, 1921.  THE DOLLY FOLKS FURNISHINGS, No 2. " Here is more furniture for that doll living room--the neat little block of books, just as was promised last Sunday--a rocker mate for last week's wing chair, a cunning little foot stool, and a great-grandfather clock that might have come over on the Mayflower.  There were grandfather clocks, wing chairs and wing settees along with sturdy chests, cupboards and dressers that came over with the Pilgrim Fathers to help make the new wilderness country a land of real homes.  Perhaps that is the reason we so love the Colonial furniture.  It is very beautiful besides--simple, dignified, strong, and of pleasing proportions.  Paste this whole group onto a smooth sheet of brown paper, using rather thin paste.  When dry, cut on all heavy black outside lines and fold on every dotted line.  Score the dotted lines by running them over with a knife back along a ruler.  Always paste the flaps under, and you will have right sturdy little furniture."
June 05, 1921.  THE DOLLY FOLKS FURNISHINGS, No. 3. " When girls and boys who have been making doll furniture will recognize the same pattern in the upholstery of the seat today that was used in the other things for that doll's living room.  This seat or couch would be pleasant against the back of the table if the table were out near the middle of a large room, or if some little girl made cushions on it, it might make a comfy window seat.  Sure good books belong in the room where we live, so here is a bookcase too, a plain, solid little one, with doors to keep the books from dust and a big roomy drawer at the bottom.  The other funny looking little thing cuts and folds into a consul or end table.  It is a handy bit of furniture either to place against the wall, perhaps between windows, where it might hold a beautiful vase--or as an end table by the arm of an easy chair or couch to hold a sewing basket or books.  Paste the whole group onto a smooth sheet of brown paper, using rather thin paste.  When dry, cut all have black outside lines and fold on every dotted line.  Score the dotted lines by running over them with a knife along a ruler.  Always paste the flaps under, and you will have sturdy little furniture."   RUBY SHORT McKIM was the artist of this newspaper series that ran over many months in 1921.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


July 02, 1905.  I really, really want to make this Eagle Cap.   Have A Glorious Fourth and Let The Eagle Scream!!

Patriotic BOOTS

June 29, 1947.  Wishing everyone a fun and safe 4th of July.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Patriotic Phoebe and Uncle Sam

 July 01, 1928.  Patriotic Phoebe Paper Doll by Jeanne Smeltzer, age 12.
July 01, 1928.  Uncle Sam Paper Doll by Kenneth John Cameron, age 11.

The Heroine Of Monmouth, MOLL PITCHER

July 16, 1899.  "THE HEROINE OF MONMOUTH.  Figurette of MOLL PITCHER, The Brave Sergeant of the Revolution.  It Will Stand Alone If Cut Out According To Directions.  The war of the Revolution produced no more picturesque character than Moll Pitcher, who has been described by Mrs. Alexander Hamilton as a "stout, red-haired, freckled-faced young Irish woman, with a handsome, piercing eye."  Her husband, a cannoneer in the Continental army, was killed at the battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778.  During the battle Moll had busied herself by carrying water from a neighboring spring to the men at the guns, and when a British shot killed her husband she seized the rampart and took his place at the gun.  After the victorious battle, although covered with dirt and blood, she was presented by General Nathaniel Greene to Washington, who commended her bravery and appointed her a sergeant.  Capt. Molly, as she was generally known, was also at Fort Clinton when the British captured it in October, 1777, and when her husband dropped the portfire just as the British appeared over the parapets, Molly picked it up and fired it, the shot being the last one fired by the Americans on that occasion.  She died near West Point in 1789, aged about 43 years."

JOHN HANCOCK, The First Signer

July 02, 1899.  "JOHN HANCOCK, THE FIRST SIGNER.  Who Wrote His Name So That All Men May Behold It, and Where Time Could Not Efface It.  This Patriotic Figure Will Stand Alone, and Remain a Memento of the Fourth, If Cut Out According to Directions."  "John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence, and first governor of Massachusetts was born at Quincy, Jan. 23, 1737, and was graduated from Harvard in 1754.  He was clerk in his uncle's counting house, and went to England in 1760, seeing the funeral of George II, and the coronation of George III.  At 29 he represented Boston in the general assembly of the province, and in 1774 was elected president of the Massachusetts provincial congress.  By this time he was the wealthiest man in Boston.  In 1775 General Gage offered pardons to all rebels but Samuel Adams and Hancock.  He was a delegate to the continental congress in Philadelphia, and was its first president, serving from May 1775, until October 1777.  When it was proposed to destroy Boston during its occupation by the British,  Hancock said that although he was the largest property holder in the town he was anxious it should be burned "if it would benefit the cause".  His autograph was the first affixed to the declaration of independence, and written large so that "the king may see it without putting on his specs."  The document was first published with only Hancock's name affixed as president.  The other names were added afterwards.  In August, 1778, he commanded Massachusetts troops in the Rhode Island campaign.  He was governor of Massachusetts from 1780 until 1785, elected again in 1787, and was annually re-elected until his death, October 08, 1793."

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pretty Miss BOOTS From 1947

 May 25, 1947.
 August 03, 1947.
August 24, 1947.  Happy birthday to my mom.  Her birthday was yesterday and we went to a concert last night to see Joe King Carrasco and the Crowns - the man is still crazy!  The opening band, Brownout, was a group of  talented young men from Austin playing a kind of Funky-Jazzy-Tex-Mex music. Anyway, a good time was had by all. - - - I really like the BOOTS paper dolls from 1947.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.