Saturday, February 17, 2018

Fu Mei Ling



Happy Chinese New Year!  This year is the year of the Dog.  I'll admit I don't have many paper dolls from China or depicting Chinese people.  I found this one, it's from an old Children's Playmate magazine dated September 1942.  The  single page paper doll is Fu Mei Ling drawn by the artist Fern Bisel Peat.  Note the doll has costumes for a girl and a boy, how wonderful.  The doll has traditional costumes along with hats.  Fern Bisel Peat also drew the cover of this issue.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Goldie


This is a two page black and white Paper doll from the magazine Paper Doll World.  The paper is yellowed from age.  This is dated November/December 1984 and even asks original paper doll artist to send in artwork for the magazine. This magazine is no longer published.  The artist name simply says Kay.  The doll has 5 showgirl style outfits, one with a matching hat.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Shakespeare's Loveliest Heroine Juliet


This two page paper doll is from Doll's magazine August 1999.  The paper doll has three lovely gowns, some head dresses and a mask.  It features Shakespeare's character Juliet from Romeo and Juliet play/story.  I'm not sure I'd personally consider her a 'heroine' but I enjoy the colorful costumes of this paper doll set.  The artist is Teri Wilson.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Various Black and White Paper Dolls

Genie 1986

Nora Denis

Tere Tronson 1988

Patsy a Paper Doll

S. Fahey

Margaret Groninger



Frost Bros Ad

BJ 81


Domine Edwards 1910

Suffolk Museum

I have a small sleeve full of miscellaneous black and white paper doll sheets of unknown origin.  I believe some are from old Paper Doll Newsletters, but others have no text on the back and may be from old conventions or simply sold by the artist as prints or maybe photo copies.  If anyone recognizes anything and knows a bit more detail, please let me know.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Dress the Snow Family

This cute two page paper doll is from Jack and Jill magazine dated January 1961.  It features 3 snow people paper dolls, a mom, a dad and a child.  The outfits are hanging from a clothing line, what a cleaver idea!  And hats are laid out on a bench.  I love the overall composition of this set, it's a charming visual story.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sam Ivy Valentine

I actually made these outfits last year but never posted the page.  This uses an old base I designed called Samatha Ivy Jones.  More outfits for her here.  This is a Valentine's inspired page featuring pink and red outfits along with lace and heart motifs. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

This is Susan

A single page paper doll from Wee Wisdom magazine.  This features black, white, and red coloring in the outfit.  She has two dresses, two tops, a skirt, a jacket, a purse, and a little hat.  Her name is Susan and she was created by Langley Tolbert and drawn by Dorothy Wagstaff.  I don't have a date on this one.