Thursday, December 31, 2020
Monday, December 28, 2020
Monday, December 21, 2020
Greetings and all good wishes
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Best Thanksgiving Wishes
Sparkles were added to outline the illustration, and the line went astray here and there. Still you have Pilgrims, turkeys and the Mayflower! And the clock and corn are sweet additions.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020
Swiss Costumes paper doll
One of my large size paper doll sheets. Could be from a convention, a Paula Hill party or a flea market find...The colors are wonderfully vivid. Circa 1940s or 1950s? Your guess is as good as mine (although I bet someone out there knows exactly!)
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Friday, November 6, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
The Delineator, November 1933
Arlene's Halloween Frocks
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Halloween Paper Dolls by Valerie Keller
Monday, October 26, 2020
We'll miss Marlendy. The last post on Marge8's Blog was posted by her grandson Korey.
My name is Korey and I am Margery’s grandson (perhaps you’ve read about me!). I know that Margery hasn’t posted to this blog in over six years, but I do know it still gets traffic and comments from time to time. I wanted to let you all know that Margery passed away this week after a long battle with dementia and other various illnesses. She was 89 years young.
Paperdolls were my grandmother’s passion. From the time she was a little girl into her old age she had always been fascinated by the artwork and fashion that paper doll creation and collection provided. As you have witnessed through this blog, she had a massive collection. Sharing it with you all had been a source of pride and joy for her. She appreciated that her hobby could bring enjoyment to, not only herself, but to others all over the world as well. As such, I am going to leave this blog active (with comments disabled) in the hopes that many more people will discover her paper dolls and find as much enjoyment in them as she did. Thank you all for bringing a small sliver of happiness into Margery’s life.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Gene and Jean, by Fern Bisel Peat, 1941
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Votes for Women, McLoughlin Bros., ca. 1915
Women won the right to vote 100 years ago.
From the American Antiquarian Society, where this image can be found:
McLoughlin Brothers printed papers dolls from its earliest days in the 1850s. This sheet of uncut paper dolls and outfits, including a suffragette costume with a Votes for Women placard, dates from the 1910s and shows both the continuity of McLoughlin’s production, and its efforts to adapt its products to current sociopolitical issues and trends.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Uncle Bill, the Traveling Salesman
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Here is the Facebook post from Jenny on Sept. 13:
We lost our Marilyn Henry today. Less than two months ago she was diagnosed with advanced cancer and spent nearly a month in a nursing home. Last week she returned home on hospice and passed away gently, her two sons at her side. Marilyn led a wonderfully unique, creative, friend-filled life. She enriched our lives with her art, her magazine, her guidance, and her enthusiasm for classic movies and paper dolls. I'm grateful for our 23 years together as business partners, dear friends and adopted family. Her beloved Paperdoll Review magazine will go on, and I encourage you to share your thoughts and memories, photos and favorite paper dolls for our tribute to Marilyn in our next issue. Email me directly at email@example.com.