Sunday, August 25, 2013

Suitor and Jockey, c. 1890s

I went looking for paper dolls in Firenze in May, and came upon an old print store. No paper dolls, but my husband and I managed to convey that we liked old paper in general. And out from the back of the store, the owner brought us pages from a scrapbook, 12 x 16 inches each, filled with chromos. Artfully laid out, too. I bought two of the pages, and will frame them. Here and over the next few days, some of the scraps from the scrapbook, which I believe is French.

These two fellows top the page:

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