Saturday, 16 July 2011

Mini collection 49 -- paper dolls

I've been meaning to blog about my paper dolls for ages but they take some photographing. The ones top left in the photo above are from the Twenties, I think and are on thick glossy card.
     The ones on the right are printed on very flimsy crepe paper and seem very old. Some of them have been cut out and made into much more substantial outfits by the addition of complex paper under-dresses.
     The girl in white underwear with ringlets has articulated limbs but no clothes.
More girlies. I like the teenage girl best. For some reason I stuck the Ice Skater girl's clothes in a book a couple of years ago -- naughty of me:
You couldn't have a paper doll collection without some Shirley Temples. These were my mum's when she was small and she absolutely adored them, hence the missing feet and sellotaped joints. The dolls have backs as well as fronts.
fantastic box
A few -- less common -- guys to go with the dolls. Could've had these two cowboys yesterday!
A kickass cowgirl to boot
Finally, these are the paper dolls my mum made for me when I was little, so they must date from the late Sixties. I loved these so much.


Joanna said...

Sweet little collection - I ADORED paper dolls when I was a child, and spent many hours making clothes for the dolls and cardboard teddies that I made.

How sweet that your Mum made some for you too.

ps one more mini collection to go??!

Kitsch and Curious said...

Yet another great one! I love Magnetic Molly (the Wonder Doll)!!
That box is superb!

Gina said...

Wow! I love these.