Most of the paper dolls on this site are from newspaper archives. All newspaper items have been copied in black and white. I have added color to some of the paper dolls. All of the coloring contests for movies and from ads were found searching through newspapers.
September 04, 1904. A Campaign Hat for PARKER and DAVIS.
September 11, 1904. A Campaign Hat for ROOSEVELT and FAIRBANKS. Two newspaper cut-outs for the children of 1904. Follow the directions for putting the hats together and you too can show your support for either presidential candidate, PARKER or ROOSEVELT.
September 12, 1909. THE CLOWN TOY. Directions: Cut out objects. Fold and paste cart. Paste top half of goose together, also top half of clown. Place clown in slit in seat. Use a string for lines.
September 05, 1909. GOAT WAGON TOY. Cut out objects. Paste boy together, also girl. Fold wagon to shape and paste sides together. Cut slits at A and B for boy and girl. Paste top part of goat together and paste shafts to wagon. Fasten spools by means of matches as shown in this drawing. (Please do not use matches!!) - - - - I had posted a copy of this toy before but this one is much cleaner.
November 25, 1934. The coolest comic strip paper dolls came from FLASH GORDON by Alex Raymond. His Supreme Intelligence, MING THE MERCILESS, Emperor of Mongo is one bad dude but is also one great paper doll.
A movie coloring contest for the film "THE LITTLE PRINCESS". It starred Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter, Cesar Romero, Arthur Treacher, Marcia Mae Jones and Sybil Jason. Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Directed by Walter Lang.
April 07, 1939. First scene to be colored from a series of three.
April 08, 1939. Second scene to be colored. This one is really cute.
April 10, 1939. Third and last scene to be colored.
Another piece of my childhood. I remember watching THAT GIRL when I was a little girl. I thought Marlo Thomas was very beautiful and she had a great wardrobe - all those hats! These paper dolls are beautifully drawn. I am missing a lot of the clothing. I sure had a lot of fun playing with these dolls. "Oh, Donald!"
December 18, 1959. This Paramount movie starred Peter Palmer, Leslie Parrish, Stubby Kaye, Howard St. John, Julie Newmar, Stella Stevens, Billie Hayes and Robert Strauss. "Lively Gene DePaul - Johnny Mercer musical comedy based on the Broadway version of Al Capp's comic strip; loud and brassy, with corny comedy, some good songs. Stubby Kaye is fine as Marryin' Sam; other Dogpatch characters vividly enacted. Look sharp for a young Valerie Harper and Beth Howland among the chorus girls." - From Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide. Directed by Melvin Frank.
April 20, 1916. "By being careful and thinking, you can count the number of dots on this auto. If you can do this, we will send you as a prize, a surprise package of beautiful season and greeting post cards, lithographed in rich colors . . . ." OH, how I would love to have those post cards! I have never heard of an Overland Auto.
September 17, 1936. Here is a paper doll cut-out of Millie Muffet, child-heroine of LITTLE MISS MUFFET, a daily comic strip by Fanny Y. Cory. I had never heard of this comic strip until I came across this pretty paper doll - and the dog is cute too!