Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Handmade paper doll set, c. 1880s

This wasn't on display at the convention, but a collector brought it in to share with friends. An elaborate world, with exquisite detailed costumes and characters whose stories are lost to us, harbored in the imagination of a child long ago...













 Every home should have a children's parlor, and an ancestral hall.












1 comment:

Margaret said...

Wow, What a treasure, I can really appreciate the talent that created such beautifully detailed costumes. What a lucky child, and I would certainly love to have an ancestral hall in my house.