Sunday, November 30, 2014

wrap around bride

Here is a cute wrap around doll from Hallmark 1951.  She is perforated along the sides of her veil so the skirt can be folded back and the doll can stand up.  This was part of a lot of greeting cards I purchased from ebay.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Here is a vintage card from Hallmark to celebrate.  The cards front text says:

Hi There! Here's a Thanksgiving wish And a great big "Hi!"

The inside text says:

For someone who's nice than PUMPKIN PIE!

it is signed and written in but I don't mind. This is part of a large lot of vintage cards I purchased from ebay recently

Monday, November 24, 2014

Let's Talk Turkey

Here is a Thanksgiving paper doll designed by me.  I went quickly on this doll to meet the deadline.  The doll's base is from a vintage Barbie ad for Talking Stacey doll from Two of the outfits are inspired by actual mod Barbie dresses, the rest are from my imagination.  I used Adobe Illustrator and the pre made patterns for the design. The clothing is inspired by the late 60s and includes a Pilgrim dress.  I tried to use fall colors like orange, yellow, red and browns.  There are 7 outfits, a pair of pants to go with her swimsuit and 2 pairs of shoes. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jane Arden's Wardobe

Here is another Jane Arden newspaper doll from 11-24-1940,  She has four outfits and three hats.  This is an uncut newspaper page.  I have not scanned the whole comic, just the paper doll.  The newspaper has yellowed with age and the paper is somewhat brittle. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dolly Dingle's Young Vistor

Here is Dolly Dingle's Friend Leonora from November 1927.  She is partially cut and is missing 1 outfit, 1 hat, a pair of socks and her dog.  The doll has some wrinkles on the paper.  The main colors are red and green.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bookshelf for Boys and Girls Happy Hours in Storyland

Mary Stevens

Mary Stevens

Ursula Koering

Mary Stevens

Ursula Koering

Ursula Koering

Ursula Koering
Here is volume 2 of the Bookshelf for Boys and Girls:  Happy Hours in Story Land.  This features many stories and lovely illustrations.  I do not have the book on hand (currently on lend to a friend) The copyright is 1955 by The University society, Incorporated.  Not all the pages are shown or all of the illustrations, just some of my favorites in the book. I seem to be drawn to the works of Mary Stevens and Ursula Koering.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

OPDAG Newsletter 18

Jim Faraone

Charles Ventura

Dress A doll John S Lucas

Dress-A- Doll outfits

John Axe
Here are some black and white paper doll pages from the OPDAG Newsletter Number 18 from November 1988.  The theme is 'masculine mystique' and features male paper dolls and a dress-a-doll.  Not all pages are shown here.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Old-Time Fashions paper dolls

Here are two girls with two  pages of vintage inspired clothing from Dolls magazine Novemeber 2004. The artist is Ming-Ju Sun.  These are reprinted with Dover's permission and are from the book which I've posted here.  The colors do seem brighter and crisper then the library copy.

Friday, November 7, 2014


Here is an advertisement paper doll from Ayer's Sarsaparilla.  The date is 1894.  The doll has two outfits but no arms.  This doll was available at the World's Fair.  For some reason, I did not scan the back of this doll, which has text.  The doll has some discoloration from age and a bend on her face.  This is one of the oldest dolls in my paper doll collection.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Joan Walsh Pages

September 1980

1981 September
Here are some darling illustrations by the artist Joan Walsh Anglund.  These magazine pages feature poems.  The 1982 is two pages. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dolly Dingle Plays The Courtship to Miles Standish

A cut Dolly Dingle set from November 1921 featuring the play "The Courtship to miles Standish" This set has three dolls.  Each doll has an outfit and a hat.