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.

1 comment:

  1. how fabulous! nice images, I'm glad to see her in her bizarre chicken costume. just in time for halloweeeeen!