Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Pied Piper cut out story book, c. 1930s

An exceptional advertising booklet with paper dolls, from the 1930s, I'd guess. This is a few of the 15 pages; the rest tell the classic children's story, and then updates it for the hardsell -- the Pied Piper leading the children to the best shoe brand! Each page illustrated beautifully.


  1. Wonderful images! Aren't vintage ads engaging? I'm visiting your blog for the first time and enjoying it! Thanks!

  2. It's really stunning! The illustrator looks familiar, but I don't know if I'm thinking of other books they did or perhaps work that was influenced by them. Either way a wonderful find!

  3. Coincidence:
    I saw the last Shrek movie last night and the Piper was part of the story. Yours looks less grim.