Thursday, March 19, 2009

Trade booklet paper doll, c. 1880s

A student of fashion could probably date this more accurately; it's possible that it dates from earlier than the 1880s.

From a trade booklet advertising Peruvian Syrup/Anders Iodine. Most dolls of this style have no tabs, and slip over the head with back and front illustrated outfits. J.P. Dinsmore on Dey St. in New York City possible gave this away with his patent medicine.

1 comment:

  1. I love the expression on her face!