Sunday, November 3, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
It was a thrill to find this paper doll in the October Paper Doll Catalog of Eclectibles (Sheryl Jaeger). The 9-inch doll comes with four outfits and three hats (it's missing one hat). Published in 1905 by the J. Ottman Litho Company. I'm digging into the story of this doll and that strange outfit...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
This is a pretty strange paper doll, found at Bowne Printers in the South Street Seaport Museum this week. I named her Salty Sally.
I love Bowne's stock of papers and postcards, but wish they had tried again with the paper doll! Oh well. I paid $15 for it, which is way too high. But I coughed it up because I love this store which has some great old printing presses--they still do specialty letter press printing jobs here. And all proceeds benefit the seaport museum and programs, including printing workshops. OK, take my money!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
This is a small card (3.5 X 5 inches) that I found at a stationery store earlier this year. It's printed by Rossi 1931, an Italian company that produces decorative papers and other items. You can see more of their products at https://rossi1931.com/
Saturday, September 14, 2019
This doll was cut from a magazine, and in addition to her two magazine dresses, three outfits were carefully drawn; my favorite is the gym suit shown above. I'm guessing this is from 1920-24. "Beatrice, age 12" is written on the back of the doll in pencil.