Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Painting the New Year red ca. 1910, by H.B. Griggs
Here's what I found on the web about Griggs:
Designer of more than 500 postcards who worked for the firm of Leubrie & Elkus, NYC. The subjects are often for holidays,the style is influenced by Art Nouveau, and the artist signed as HBG.
The Roaring 20s
For everyone dressing up tonight, here's Dorothy Provine, the star of the TV show, The Roaring 20s (it ran from 1960-1962). It was one of my favorite shows. My sister Maria had this paper doll, which I bought years later at a convention. Most of the outfits are early 1960s, but these two flapper dresses were included in the set. Whitman, 1962 (in its own carrying-case folder).
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Best Christmas Wishes
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Bunty cut out and colour wardrobe ca. 1980s
Monday, December 16, 2019
With Loving Christmas Wishes
Thursday, December 5, 2019
A lovely card found online here at a blog called Paint the Gown Red.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving
as well as
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!
Sunday, November 3, 2019
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...
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!
Salty Sally paper doll
This is a pretty strange paper doll, found at Bowne Printers in the South Street Seaport Museum this week. I named her Salty Sally.
I love Bowne's stock of papers and postcards, but wish they had tried again with the paper doll! Oh well. I paid $15 for it, which is way too high. But I coughed it up because I love this store which has some great old printing presses--they still do specialty letter press printing jobs here. And all proceeds benefit the seaport museum and programs, including printing workshops. OK, take my money!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
This is a small card (3.5 X 5 inches) that I found at a stationery store earlier this year. It's printed by Rossi 1931, an Italian company that produces decorative papers and other items. You can see more of their products at https://rossi1931.com/
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Beatrice, age 12, paper doll, ca. early 1920s
This doll was cut from a magazine, and in addition to her two magazine dresses, three outfits were carefully drawn; my favorite is the gym suit shown above. I'm guessing this is from 1920-24. "Beatrice, age 12" is written on the back of the doll in pencil.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Boots, ca. 1936
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Friday, August 2, 2019
Year 'Round Drawings to Color, 1926
Artist: Etta Corbett Garson
Very prescriptive about what colors to choose! I've posted six of the 12 pages.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
2019 Convention Souvenirs
I head to Kansas City tomorrow morning, can't wait to see everyone.
Couldn't make it this year? There's still time to order absentee souvenirs!
Jenny has all the details here:
The 2019 convention souvenirs look even more spectacular than I anticipated. Inside these 9 books are 64 pages of paper dolls!! Plus 3 super cool menus not shown here. Absentee packs are still available! To get all these amazing souvenir paper doll books and more, send $110 to convention host: Pat O'Rourke, 12 Horseshoe Falls Dr., Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Put Dolly and Teddy to Bed, 1913
Friday, June 7, 2019
Alice Faye paper doll, Merrill Pub. 1941
Lovely illustration of Alice Faye in this paper doll set... by the artist Norman Mingo, famous for creating the image of Alfred E. Neuman, the great mascot of Mad Magazine, which I adored when I was a kid. This was another one of my purchases from the Morgantown sales room last month.
Sunday, June 2, 2019
My smallest doll's room--furnished nursery, ca. 1920s
This is one of my favorite paper doll series: My smallest doll's room. I also have the fishery--every small doll should have it's own fishery! Germany, ca. 1920s.
Monday, May 27, 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Valkyrie! by Trina Robbins
Mystery, Murder and Mayhem! This paper doll by Trina Robbins suggests she is capable of all three. Valkyrie could be the femme fatale in film noir, the secret agent in a World War II movie or the avenging angel in a dystopian novel. The great Trina Robbins has given her an authentic 1940s wardrobe, of course. This appears on the back cover of the AirBoy comic book, No. 29, published by Eclipse Comics in September 1987.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Papercut Puppets by Jennifer Linton
The articulated paper dolls by Jennifer Linton are absolutely enchanting in their strangeness.
In addition to her Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/PapercutPuppets
check out these videos of Jennifer discussing her art, and the animation that brings it to life:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Jack and Jill "Scrappies" paper dolls, April 1944
I was going through my collection of children's magazines last week, and came across this April 1944 issue of Jack and Jill with a story by Maud Hart Lovelace--the beloved author of the Betsy, Tacy and Tib books. Lovelace's story is about a family that collects scrap metal for the war effort. One day, they find an old trolley car and dream of using it as a clubhouse, but ultimately realize their treasure has to be reported so it can be chopped up and used for scrap. Happy ending (and spoiler alert for anyone who finds another copy of this issue): the metal is removed, the rest of the trolley (wood) is painted and restored so the kids can use it as a clubhouse after all! Dad comes home on furlough, and all is well.
Little Bobby has the last line in the story: "Clang, clang! All aboard! All aboard for the end of the war!"
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