Thursday, August 31, 2017


Here's another American Colortype Company.  This one has 1 uncut doll, 1 uncut outfit, and 2 cut outfits (missing hats).  The doll is 605-Ruth.  The coat is 837- Skating Girl.  The blue dress is 831- Afternoon Dress, and the kimono is 876- Geisha Girl.  Mary Young's 20th Century Paper Dolls book is great to help identify these.

Monday, August 28, 2017

New Round About Dolls

This is not a complete set but a partial set.  The New Round About Doll Book (#559) was published McLoughlin in 1939. The artist is Betty Campbell (who did many round about books).  This is only 6 out of the 14 dolls and only 6 dresses.  Back in school, so my schedule is super busy.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Favorite Historical Period

Can you believe this month is almost over?!  I certainly can't!  For the month of August, the theme for the collaboration project was favorite historical period. My first thought is... none... but of course, you have to choose.  I thought of the 1920s and 1950s but I choose Rococo.  Rococo is a French artistic movement from 18th century. according to Wikipedia "usually covers the kind of ornament, style and design associated with Louis XV's reign and the beginning of that of Louis XVI"  Big dresses with lots of layers and bows and lace and hair up to the sky!  I imagine this in a soft pink or maybe muted gold? The rococo period has such an opulence and lovely details, so that's why I choose it as my favorite. 

For more outfits for this doll drawn by me click here

Paper Doll School here
Paper Thin Persona here
Pop Culture Paper Dolls  here

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Barbie Christmas Charm

This may be one of my favorite Barbie paper dolls ever.  This four page magazine doll is from the Barbie Bazaar Magazine December Issue 1988 (Year and month I was born).  This paper doll is beautiful rendered by Barb Rausch.  Barb Rausch drew the Barbie comic books as well.  The pages include a very classic Barbie and her little sister Skipper along with 3 outfits for skipper and 4 outfits for barbie.  Also an adorably tiny barbie doll with 4 classic outfits.  Most of the outfits feature red and pink colors, all are labeled with the number of the outfit, except the Santa costume, which is not a real Barbie dress, but thrown in for fun (very Katy Keene).  The pages are decorated with extra presents and fun Christmas ornament edge.  I've already started seeing whispers of Christmas in stores, so I decided to share this early.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Jane's Wardrobe

This doll has 4 outfits and a hat.  Notice the name is not Jane Arden's Wardrobe, but just Jane's Wardrobe.  This newspaper doll is from 8-1-1948

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Dressing Dolls

I don't know much about these two dolls. They appear very similar to Samuel Gabriel Sons My dolly Series but aren't quite the same.  The most notable difference is the doll has bows on her dress. Also I believe these are much smaller These are also marked "Comfort" Augusta, ME and may have been used for advertisement.   I have 2 dolls, (the boy is pretty beat up) along with 2 envelopes.  The boy only has one blue outfit with a hat, (uncut) and the girl has 3 outfits, 1 green 1 pink, and 1 blue.  I have 3 matching hats, and 1 extra pink which suggest there was another pink outfit.  i found this auction picture, that seems to be similar and mentions the envelope as well

If anyone has additional information, please let me know.

Monday, August 14, 2017

American Colortype Company

Doll 602 Pearl and outfit 835

outfit 815 and 819
Here is an uncut paper doll from American Colortype Company along with three uncut outfits.  The outfits are number and also named.  835 is Winter Girl, 815 is Camp Fire Girl (similar to girl scouts) and 819 is Seashore Girl.  I have a few more of these somewhere but I can't seem to find them right now.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Paper Doll Gazette Issues 72 and 73

Above from Issue 72


Charles Ventura

Donna Cameron

Here are some pages from issues 72 and 73 of the Paper Doll Gazette.  My issue 72 is pretty well read, so I couldn't scan very much from it. Issue 72 number 3 1985.  Issue 73 is from Fall 1987 Volume XV.  All pages are in black and white.  All pages are not shown here. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

2016 Convention Photos

Above photos, SHOW and SHARE room

My mom's entries to the competition

My entries to the competition

My raffle prizes (won one more stack after this photo)

My freebie haul

It's been a week since I last posted!  Hopefully fall classes won't be as crazy busy as summer. And these photos are from more then a year ago!  But since the current convention is going on now, I thought I'd finally dump them here.  Also I have more on a camera that won't connect to my computer, so I'll try to post those if I can.  As you can see, my photos are blurry! This is my phone's camera, which is not very good.  If you see you're item in the show and share, let me know and i'll label it.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Maurice Chevalier

This newspaper Dressograph features the actor Maurice Chevalier.  Some of his outfits are separated into two parts.  He has three outfits and a hat.  These are from the movies "Innocents of Paris", "The Smiling Lieutenant" and "Playboy of Paris".  This page has a very yellow tint to the paper from age.