Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Catalog doll #1, 1940s

Paper doll cut from catalog. Dresses might not be perfect fit, but that's part of the charm of finding these homemade, make-do paper dolls.


  1. I remember doing this with the Sears and Montgomery Wards catalogs.

  2. I spent many happy hours in my childhood making this kind of paper dolls. I would bug my mother for the catalog until she finally gave up and said I could cut it up. I had my favourite ladies who always got the prettiest dresses. My father got a farm magazine that always had color pictures of prize of prize livestock, so my paper people had lots of horses and cows too.

  3. Linda, may I please have permission to use this image in a book project I'm creating for 4th and 5th grade students? It's about a book called Number the Stars. The main characters are little girls and in one part they play with paper dolls they've made from catalogs. I'm afraid this is a completely foreign concept for today's kids, so this image would help greatly.

    1. YES!!! I love that a new generation is being introduced to catalog paper dolls.