Thursday, September 22, 2016
It took me awhile to figure out what I was looking at. At first all I could see were frayed newspaper rectangles with illustrations of a house. But the reverse held some clues. This is copyright 1905, New York Herald. And all the furniture you see here has been glued on to an empty room, based on a floor plan provided by the newspaper.
All the pots and pans, the tin of salt, the rolling pin and even the cat has been glued into place!
Love the taut sheet on the bed and the window seat...
Monday, September 12, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
What great style! As far as I'm concerned everything--from hairstyle and glasses to outfit and handbag-- still works today.
When New York City really had a Garment District...
Sweet mother-daughter dresses...how many paper doll books from this era also had mother and daughter matching outfits?
And of course... a paper doll!
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
One of my finds this summer at Unshredded Nostalgia in Barnegat, NJ. The owner bought a huge trove from a paper doll collector. I'm not sure who that was, other than someone who lived in South Jersey.
There was a note, dated 1988, inscribed on the cardboard behind the gift wrap:
"Gift wrap -- given by Suzanne Jaggers. This paper was the gift wrap on a birthday gift to Donna Jaggers, Suzanne's daughter. It was approximately 27 years ago (1961)."
The note was signed by Pat Batchelder.