Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tommy Lane

Here's a handsome fellow from the Jane Arden's Wardrobe newspaper comic.  His name is Tommy Lane and he has 2 full outfits along with 2 jackets and 2 hats. This sheet is from 10-31-1937.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Dolly Dingle's World Flight in France

Full page Dolly Dingle paper doll with 4 outfits and 2 hats.  The artist is Grace G Drayton.  The date is June 1923.  From the Pictorial Review Magazine.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Little Louise's Friends- Cinderella

Alright got the computer set up in my new place (in the living room right now... but hey)  So here's another sheet from Good Housekeeping of one of Little Louise's Friends... This time, it's Cinderella!  The storybook character is shown here with her rag outfit, golden ball gown, pumpkin, and even fairy godmother.  Published around 1909.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Little Louise's Friends-Rastus

This single paper doll sheet features a black child holding a large sunflower.  He has 4 outfits. To some this paper doll may be considered offensive, but I love the artwork.  It's of the times, this was published around 1909.  I looked up the boys name Rastus, which is pretty much a term for "happy black man" character. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rastus

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Little Louise's Brother Ned

Good Housekeeping paper doll featuring a boy with 5 outfits and 4 hats.  This was published in 1909.  The artist is Cushman Parker.  Smaller magazine page, measures about 6.5x9.5.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Adventures of Dolly Dingle Paper Dolls


This is another book featuring reprints of the antique Dolly Dingle paper dolls.  This one has many of the "Dolly Dingle Takes up Grand Opera" sets.  Not all of the pages are shown here.  This is published by Dover from 1985.  The colors are bright and the pages are smaller then the orignal magazine dolls published from the Pictorial Review.  The artist is Grace G Drayton.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dolly Dingle Paper Dolls Dover


Dover has published a few Dolly Dingle Reproduction books. This one is published in 1978 and features many Dolly Dingle sheets from the around the world dolls.  The main difference between the orignal sheets and the reproduction is the size.  These are 12x9 while the vintage magazine sheets are around 14x10 or so.  Also the color of the reproduction tends to be brighter, especially the white background paper.  I did not include scans all the pages of this item.  the artist is Grace G Drayton.