I got these paper dolls for the girls for Valentine's Day. They opened them, and then I hid them when they weren't looking. Obviously I have issues. So, I scanned them. I need to pick up another set very badly. These are die-cut on cardstock, so nicely made and so affordable, why I didn't get 2 sets? I just don't know. I want to frame a set. I think it would look so sweet. But I realize that would be some sick sort of torture if the girls see them framed and don't have a set to play with. And do you see that? She's holding a fricken hood-wearing puppet there. I am dying that is so weird. More photos here.
The spiral started when I tried to find these on-line. I didn't find them but they are made by this great company, B. Shackman that has a slew of reproduction old timey goodness of the best kind. So there went the first 45 minutes or so of the evening. Please note this site actually has a section just for flip-books. Good God.
So, I learned that these are by the quite famous paper doll artist Queen Holden. I love the internet. And I'd say they are From the late 40s early 1950s. Don't you think? Maybe just the 40s.
Then I found Paperdoll Review, that sells paper dolls and has its own magazine and reviews of the paper dolls and all that. There went another 45min. You know what this means if you have kids, this is a huge chunk of time to be surfing. I actually am really picky about paper dolls. I swear I am. But these are just perfect. Perfect. Cute but not too cute and the details on the clothes are so wonderful. . .oh I need to stop. I could look at these all day.