Saturday, October 31, 2015

Paper Doll Dreams by Dame Darcy

Something spooky as Halloween night draws near.

I found this in a comic book store in Brooklyn, but you can order your own copy from Dame Darcy's etsy shop.

And you can read more about the artist here. That Strega Pez idea is pretty cool! 

The artist is now living in Savannah, Georgia.

Kitty by Charlotte Ware

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Register now for the 2016 National Paper Doll Convention in Phoenix, Arizona

I'd be remiss if I didn't remind you that Oct. 31 is the discount deadline. (Plus, I get to use this dandy Dover illustration, one of my favorites.)

Do yourself a favor and put your convention registration in the mail today! All you need to register is right here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween paper doll to color, 1951

This is from the "Giant Size Busy Book: 320 Things to Do." Originally published by Merrill in 1951, it was reproduced by Gallery Graphics sometime within the last decade. But that company has since gone out of business. Judy Johnson still has some copies of the reproduction, but when her stock is gone, that's it. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Friendship's offering, ca. 1880s

This pretty card was pasted in a scrapbook; no writing on the back, but it might have been a freebie given away at a store. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Capadura Cigar Trade Card, ca. 1880s

Let's Go Mets!

I found this excellent trade card on eBay. It's one of five in a series, and I hope to find the others in as pristine a shape as this one! Always fun to have something to hunt.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Gamle PostKort

My husband was on his way to Lillehammer for a conference last week and had a brief stay in Oslo. A friend recommended he check out this store in Oslo's historic district. It was overwhelming, but the store owner guided him to some old cards. I wish I had remembered to tell him to search out glansbilder! 

I would have spent days in this store and missed the train to Lillehammer. Which is why it is a good thing I was not on this trip!

Here is one of the four charming postcards Rob found for me. No date, but I'm guessing the 1920s.

This lovely image with the store's address was stamped on the oversized envelope that held the cards.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A tight squeeze, ca. 1900

Dear Sophie,
Well what has become of you folks are you dead or are you buried in the snow already. We have been waiting to here (sic) or see you people sometime but no sign of you. I thought you were coming the following week ...S.N.

Hard to make out the last two words "but visit" perhaps?