Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Vinyl Wall Decals

So while in the fabric store the other day, I came across an intresting product.  Wallies vinyl decal featuring two dress up dolls.  I am pretty sure these are from vintage McCalls magazine but does not say Betsy McCall anywhere on the product.

The website also has a very cute doll house decal as well.

OPDAG Newsletter 24

back cover

Diana Ablard,  Joan Moore

Amy Albert Bloom

Charles Ventura

Brenda Sneathen

Charles Ventura

Judy M Johnson
Fabulous 40s issue of OPDAG's News Issue 24 from May 1990.  This issue features black and white art.  Not all pages or paper dolls are shown here.  The cover artist is Charles Ventura.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Dolly Dingle 's Fairy Tales- Hansel and Gretel

  Dolly Dingle had a series of Fairy Tale paper dolls.  Here is the tale of Hansel and Gretel, featuring 2 dolls with clothing, a witch and her cute cat.  This was published in October 1921. The artist is Grace G Drayton.  I am missing the wooden shoes.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Congratulations Cards

Here are 3 different vintage Congratulations Cards.  None of these cards are marked with a card company.  Outside and inside shown.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Vintage magazine ad Paper Dolls/ Naming Contest

Here are two women cut out from a vintage lingerie ad(?).  I am planing on designing a wardrobe for these since I think they would make perfect paper dolls.  These are from the late 40s or early 50s.  I've put up a poll to help pick names for these two, so please vote.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

How to Draw and Paint Children


Here are some scanned pages from How to Draw and Paint Children by Viola French published by Walter T Foster.  The book is too large for my scanner so I used my portable scanner to scan the pages.  Not all the pages are scanned.  I do not know the date this was published, Amazon says 1986 but the artist died in 1978.  The book features babies, children of various ages, faces, hands, and many other helpful references.  Also, the book is fairly inexpensive.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Gary Cooper Movie Dressographs

Movie Dressograph paper dolls from the Sunday Magazine- St. Louis Post Dispatch from the 1930s era. This is Gary Cooper. Dated November 1st 1931. Two scans stitched together.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Here is a beautiful 2 page paper doll from Dolls magazine, September 2015.  I always ponder subscribing to Dolls Magazine, just for the paper doll.  However, it seems someone at my library likes to donate their copies, so I usually just buy it there!  Diane E Vining is the artist.  I noticed the website listed does not work.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

New Layout Design

I've been messing with the layout settings to find a style I like for the blog, so it might be changing a lot.  New background picture designed by me using scraps from my collection.  Will be adjusting settings until I find something that fits perfectly.  If there is something you do not like, please let me know and I can try to adjust the settings. 

Bookshelf for Boys and Girls: Tales from many lands.



Here is Volume 4 of the Bookshelf for Boys and Girls.  This one is Tales from many lands and features stories from around the world.  The cover features full color of cute Dutch scene.  The copyright is 1955 by The University society, Incorporated.  Not all the pages or illustrations are shown here. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Dolly Dingle's Little Cousin Peter

Here is a cut set of Peter, Dolly Dingle's boy cousin.  This is from the Pictorial Review, September 1920.  The artist is Grace G Drayton.  The set is missing a white and green hat.

Monday, September 7, 2015

OPDAG Issue 23

back cover

Suzanne Aker,  Audrey Kaiser

Brenda Sneather

Lou Rathejen, Tera Ironson?

Jeannie Gliwsky

Amy Albert, Mary Ellen Smith, Kristin Nelson

S knowles

Victoria Christopher

Sheryl A Knowles
OPDAG's 23rd issue of their newsletter from Feb. 1990 features lovely Babies.  The issue is in black and white.  Not all pages are shown here.