Tuesday, April 24, 2012

S.H. & M. Skirt Bindings, c. 1900

A lovely advertising paper doll, the gown of which cleverly displays the item on offer: a bias velveteen skirt binding. The doll has been named "Mabel" but the dress has the name "Florence Bishop." A story lost to time.


  1. Jan Belcher (Canada)April 26, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    Hi Linda, I have a second one of these:she is blonde, fascing the other way, outfit is pink with red overskirt and blue ribbons. Found an ad on internet from a Dec 26, 1895 paper (Shiner Gazette, Texas) for the S.H.& M. company, based in New York City. Thanks for the info ! Jan

  2. Hi Jan, will you be in Dayton for this year's convention? I hope so!

  3. Jan Belcher (Canada)May 7, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Yes, Helen and I will be there...see you then !