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.

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

Veterans Day

One of the souvenirs created by Barbara Barnett for the 2012 Paper Doll Convention in Dayton, Ohio.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Mary Hartline

Mary Hartline and Super Circus, the show that made her a star, were a few years before my time.
Super Circus ran from 1949 to 1955. This paper doll was a Kellogg's cereal promotion. I wonder how many boxtops kids had to send in? It's a static cling doll, so no tabs on the outfit, just rub the outfit on the doll. The cling is still there.


Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Delineator, November 1933

You can find more images from a variety of women's magazines at The Gender and Women's Studies Collection at the University of Wisconsin Digital Library.


Arlene's Halloween Frocks


Carol Carey reminded me today that Halloween was Arlene Del Fava's favorite holiday. 
Carol made these Halloween frocks for an Arlene Del Fava paper doll created by Mary Sienkiwicz for our NYC/NJ paper doll group in 2003. 
Arlene, who we lost in 2020, told me once that she was a 20th-century girl. 
I know exactly what she meant.