Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Let's Play With Paper Dolls

1920 Samuel Lowe Company "My Book of Darling Dolls"

Our Friends doll Dressing and Story book by Birn Bros.


Mary Engelbreit


Whitman Tammy and Pepper cut Outs

Dolls and Their Dresses Painted book

Whitman Barbie, Ken and Midge

Storybook Paper Dolls


Hilda Miloche

Japanese Paper Dolls

Little Tot's Crepe Paper Doll Outfits Dennison

Family Journal magazine

Carl Von Bergen

Good Housekeeping Magazine

Good Housekeeping Magazine

Paper Doll Bazaar Forget Me Not Publishing

McCall's Magazine


Allers Magazine

Elizabeth Shippen Green
So I've collected together various illustrations of people playing with paper dolls!  These are mostly from pintrest, so I don't know where all of them came from.  Some are from magazines, some are covers of paper doll sets, and some are illustrations.  If you know any infromation about anything that is not identified, or is incorrect, please let me know.  If you have any you'd like to add, also let me know and I'll link it in! 

Sally sent me a few more she found on Ebay, posted below.  Thanks Sally!

Wishnik Cutouts by Whitman (Trolls dolls?)

Formed Plastic Doll Cut-Outs by Alden

Kopy Kate Color Me and Dress Me Doll Book by Whitman

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mary Englebreit October Paper Dolls

Here are two uncut paper dolls from the artist Mary Englebreit out of her magazine, Home Companion.  I don't have dates on these for the year, but I'm pretty sure the month would have been October, because of the Halloween costumes.  Ann Estelle has two outfits, including a very cute princess costume and lots of tiny accessories.  Gracie has two outfits including a clown costume and lots of tiny accessories as well.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mary and Her Toys

Here is a lovely paper doll published by the Samuel Lowe Company.  This set was published in 1943.  Since it is a cut set, it is missing some items, like her 'toys'. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Here's the Bride

Here is a cut set of Here's the Bride paper dolls.  This is missing the flower girl.  This was published by Walkins Publishing and is dated 1956.  This is note a complete set and was purchased as part of a lot from goodwilll. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Jane Arden's Wardobe

I love the profile paper dolls, they have such a unique pose.  Above is a lovely Jane Arden with 4 outfits and some accessories.  This one is dated 2-21-1937.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Muny Opera Dressograph

Thanks to the St. Louis Dispatch, we also have lovely Opera outfits like the ones above.  This opera singers is Ruby Mercer and she has three lovely costumes and two hats.  The page has some small tears on top, it is fragile newspaper, but thankfully the doll and outfits are unaffected by this fact.  The writing below the page indicates it was published July 7th 1935

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dainty Squid Blogger Paper Doll

So a while ago I stumbled across a blog called The Dainty Squid by Kaylah. (link above).  I was very inspired by her "What I Wore" posts and asked if I could do a paper doll inspired by her posts and fashions.  Kaylah thankfully agreed, and here is the result above.  As you may notice, her hair color changes often, which I love.  I gave her 6 outfits and 5 hairstyles, all from references from her blog posts.  I wished to do more, but this took much longer then I anticipated, so I decided to wrap up this project.  I hope to do more blog fashion paper dolls, do you have a blog about fashion?  Want a paper doll? Let me know! 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Teddy Bears

This cute sets is called Teddy Bears my very first paper dolls. It includes 2 bear dolls (a boy and a girl) with very simple outfits so young children can cut them out.  This was published by the Whitman company in 1978 and originally sold for .59 cents (on sale for .55 cents!).  Six pages of outfits in total, most look like they fit both dolls.