Monday, October 31, 2016

Ginger and Beauregard paper doll by Margaret Menamin

This 1989 paper doll by Margaret Menamin was a birthday gift for Carol Carey. The doll appears to be an illustration for an advertisement, or perhaps a short story in a magazine. Menamin's imagination took off from there to create her wardrobe.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Janet paper doll, ca. 1930

This lovely little doll was in at least three different Platt and Munk sets: Modern Dolls to Cut Out and Dress, Betty Ann and Her Friends, and Up-to-Date Dollies (see Mary Young's "20th Century Paper Doll Identification and Values," page 250).

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Rally Day paper doll, 1924

This has to be one of the cleverest paper dolls I've ever come across. 

It's an invitation to Rally Day, October 6, 1924. And it was its own mailer, with the outfit forming the back of the envelope.