Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving


Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving

"Ripe fruits 
as well as
leaves and
flowers be
yours this
Day"

A perfect sentiment for all my vegetarian friends!

A lovely card by the legendary Ellen H. Clapsaddle, ca. 1908.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Paper doll Review ca. 1930s by Chic Young


Two fine ensembles. 

If you have paper dolls you'd like me to identify, your best bet is to post pictures to the Paper Doll World group on Facebook. There are a lot of experts out there who can help, and they love a mystery!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Bearly a Ghost


Who wouldn't want this ghost to visit tonight? By Gay Curran, 1985. It's marked #43, a limited edition, or 43 in a series of paper dolls? Let me know if you know the artist and his work.




Thursday, October 17, 2019

Chanticleer Paper Doll, 1905



It was a thrill to find this paper doll in the October Paper Doll Catalog of Eclectibles (Sheryl Jaeger). The 9-inch doll comes with four outfits and three hats (it's missing one hat). Published in 1905 by the J. Ottman Litho Company. I'm digging into the story of this doll and that strange outfit...




Here is the beautiful uncut set, from the Maurine Popp collection, which sold for $646 in 2003 at a Skinner auction. As you can see, there are variant spellings: Chanticleer on the envelope, but Chantecler on the different costume cards.






Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Linda paper doll, Child Life Oct. 1949


Well gee, both costumes are kind of plain. 
The skirt is pretty nice, so leave what you have on and grab a mask!