Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
March 27, 1962. "I'm MARY MAY and I'm all dressed up for Easter in pretty new cotton dresses frosted with bunny white embroidery, laces and edgings . . . the sweet confections all ladies like on their very best dresses. On Easter I'll wear one with my hat, gloves and handbag, and all summer long I can have them for parties. May Co. Youth Center, all 7 stores. CUT me out, paste me on cardboard and color my hair and wardrobe. Nylon bouffant slip, ribboned and laced, with camisole top. Sizes 3 to 14, 4.00."
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
March 12, 1964. "Be an Easter Bunny, Honey! You can win a prize in our Paper Doll Coloring Contest." "Every Dress Here is A REAL Cinderella From a New Whopping Eye-Stopping Easter Collection." This newspaper ad appeared in The Great Bend Daily Tribune in March of 1964 for the store, WILEY's.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
June 04, 1899. "Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy, in May, 1820. She was the younger daughter of William Edward Shore, a banker of Sheffield, England, who inherited the estates of Peter Nightingale and assumed that surname. After special training she went to the army in the Crimea in 1854 as superintendent of a corps of volunteer female nurses, and organized a hospital at Scutari. Within three weeks three thousand soldiers were being cared for. In the face of great discouragements she made her hospital a model institution, and all the other hospitals on the Bosphorus were placed under her charge as lady in chief. She suffered a severe attack of fever and returned to England in 1856 with broken health which was never fully restored. The Queen sent her a jewel and a letter of thanks, a fund of $250,000 was raised to found a school for nurses under her direction, and the soldiers of the Crimean War made a penny contribution to raise a statue in her honor, which she would not permit. She has published books on nursing, hospital notes, and observations on the sanitary state of the army in India. Florence Nightingale, the angel of the trenches, is alive today, having celebrated her 79th birthday during the month just passed, at her residence 5 Hyde Park sq., London, W."
July 29, 1923. "AMERICAN JACK. Dolls of different nations would not be much to our liking unless one was from our very own land. So here's a sailor at salute, a bit young and awkward, we'll admit, but patriotic, and promising if you make him up according to instructions." (Directions for making Jack into a stuffed cloth doll followed, which I skipped.) "Lots of children who are not large enough to sew and make these dolls from many lands have the collection in paper dolls. You can readily see how easy it is to cut, color and paste Jackie into a good strong paper sailor. He wouldn't be much good in water, but this is a dry-land sailor anyway."
Thursday, March 8, 2012
July 10, 1983. So far this is the only newspaper coloring contest I have been able to find for any of the STAR WARS movies. I still remember the excitement of going to see the original movies in this series - so much fun! I have not seen any of the new STAR WARS movies. May the Force be with you.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
November 03, 1939. A newspaper coloring contest to win tickets to the opera "The Bumble Bee Prince". - - - -Sorry about the lack of postings lately. I am trying to clean every nook and cranny in the house. Every closet, every drawer, everything! I have too much stuff and I am trying to decide what to keep and what to toss. I start painting the den tomorrow.