Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dresses worn by the First Ladies of the White House

Here's an original copy of Dresses worn by the "First Ladies" of the White House from the artist Maybelle Mercer.  The set is from 1937 by Saalfield publishing company.  My mother's comment on the set was 'so all the first ladies were skinny huh?'...  I think the model with silver white hair is my favorite.  All the gowns are lovely and well detailed.  There is a reproduction of the book available. 

Description:vintage historical costume paper doll
Name: Dresses Worn by the First Ladies of the White house Date:1937 Publisher: saalfield
Artist:Maybelle Mercer
Condition: uncut original

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 9 lovely ladies, each doll can wear all the outfits
Clothing: 9 lovely historical dresses
Accessories: 7 lacking accessories, some hats would be nice
Cover: 8 drawing of the white house on black background
Color: 8 lots of white dresses
Shading/Texture: 9 good detail and patterns
Overall:8.3 of 10

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Melissa. I have always wanted
    to see a full set of this paper doll.

    Kind regards Sally