Thursday, January 21, 2021

Billy Bumps ca. 1920

I have a soft spot for the Dolly Dingle paper dolls that appeared in Pictorial Review--it was such a joy to learn about them in my early collecting days, and to realize the Campbell Kids were descendants. I think this is Billy Bumps. Artist: Grace Drayton.


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Miss January


I'm sure I've posted Miss January more than once in the past 12 years. She's one of my favorites. I love watching the ice skaters at Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center. They make it look so effortless.

In the best of times, January can be a difficult month, as the Christmas lights are taken down, and as we realize all the hopes and dreams we attach to the new year require us to roll up our sleeves and put in the work to make it happen. Here's hoping we can all make it look effortless!