Thursday, April 12, 2012

Paper doll c. 1880s

No markings. A find at the Ephemera Conference. It resembles an advertising cut-out that I have somewhere...
UPDATE: Those Fascinating Paper Dolls by Marian B. Howard shows the paper doll  on page 189. This is "Louise." Part of a trio of paper dolls first published in Germany and known as "French Dolls" they were published as early as 1884 if not earlier. Also listed in McLoughlin's 1894 catalog.

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