Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BETSY JEAN and Her New Black Dress.

August 15, 1920.  BETSY JEAN paper doll has a new black dress and two hats to choose from.  I never had a black dress as a child or even as a teenager.  I grew up in the bright colors era.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Jane Arden and Joy Paper Dolls.

 December 17, 1950.  A paper doll of JOY from the comic strip, JANE ARDEN.
December 10, 1950.  Here is a paper doll of JANE ARDEN herself with her dress for Christmas.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

WENDY WANT AD Paper Doll from 1975.

 January 13, 1975.  Here is the WENDY WANT AD Paper Doll.  She appeared in the Warren Times Observer.
 January 17, 1975.  Everyday for at least a week, an outfit for WENDY would appear in the classified ads section of the newspaper.
January 13 - January 18, 1975.  WENDY WANT AD Paper Doll and all the outfits I have found for her so far.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Post Cards and Photos of Rusk, Texas

 July 2010.  My mom with her cup of coffee outside of The Daily Grind, a little coffee house in Rusk, Texas.  This is where I bought the post cards.
 A post card of the historic footbridge in Rusk, Texas.
 July 2010.  My mom next to the historical marker at the Rusk Footbridge.
 July 2010.  Me standing on the footbridge.
 A post card of the historic James Perkins House that stands right by the footbridge.
 July 2010.  My photo of the Perkins House.
 March 2011.  Me sitting on the old stone fence of the Perkins House.
A post card of the historic Summers House on Fifth and Sycamore Streets in Rusk, Texas.  This house is now for sale.  Look up homes for sale in Rusk, Texas and take a look at this beautiful home.  If I were younger I would try to buy this house!!  If you buy this house please invite me over to visit.

Friday, September 26, 2014

TRINA, A Grissom's Ad Paper Doll

August 1960.  TRINA, a newspaper paper doll from Grissom's Department Store ads.  The dress with the purse is a little too small so leave extra room when cutting out.


May 25, 1987.  I thought this coloring contest was appropriate since my nephew decided on dinosaurs to decorate the baby's room.  "Be one of the first to enter Knotts' Berry Farm's NEW KINGDOM OF THE DINOSAURS!"  A coloring contest for children ages 6-9.  I went to Knotts' Berry Farm with my parents when I was a little girl but there were no dinosaurs way back in the late 1960's.

Baby Shower Invitation

September 2014.  Here is the invitation I received for Sarah's baby shower.  I thought it was very cute.

HOBOMOK & WATTAWAMAT American Indian Paper Dolls

November 16 - November 19, 1925.  These paper dolls are from the COLOR & CUT-OUTS Series story of MILES STANDISH, based on the poem "The Courtship of Miles Standish" by Longfellow.  The first paper doll is HOBOMOK, a friend of Miles Standish and the Pilgrim's Indian guide.  The second paper doll is WATTAWAMAT, the Indian Chief that battled with Miles Standish.

Friday, September 19, 2014

LITTLE EM'LY Paper Doll from David Copperfield

April 06, 1913.  LITTLE EM'LY Paper Doll, one in a series of characters from books by Charles Dickens.  Little Em'ly was the first love of David Copperfield.  So far, I have only been able to find this series in one newspaper though I know it appeared in papers all across the country.  The paper doll has a lovely face.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TWO EYES Color and Cut-Out Paper Dolls

 September 14 - 17, 1925.  Color and Cut-Out Series for the fairy tale of One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes.   Here is Little Two Eyes and her three outfits to color and cut out.  Poor Two Eyes was treated cruelly by her mother and her two sisters, starved and made to wear rags.  Her first dress is her dress of rags.  Her luck changed when she met the strange old woman.
 September 18 & 19 and September 21 & 22, 1925.  Here are the two cruel sisters, One Eye and Three Eyes.
September 23 - 26, 1925.  The Feast Table and the unfortunate goat.  The strange old woman that befriends Two Eyes.  And of course, every fairy tale must have a Prince to marry the heroine.  Grab a copy of the fairy tale and give a performance with your new paper dolls.


1925.  TEN YEAR RECORD.  1915 - 1925.  CLASS OF 1915, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY.  I found this book on the clearance shelf at Half-Price Books today.  The book deals mainly with service in the Great War.  So many of the young men of the Class of 1915 died serving their country.  Also has individual biographies of the Class of 1915, including their war records.  My book also has an additional bonus, at least for me.  My book seems to have belonged to James Addison Baker, Jr. (signed), Class of 1915, son of a prominent Houston family and father of a man I admire, James A. Baker III.  There were so many great books on the clearance shelf  and I bought this one for only $3.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

ANITA LOUISE by Tom Tierney

1974.  ANITA LOUISE paper doll and her costume as Marie Antoinette by the master of celebrity paper dolls, Tom Tierney.  From "paperdolls for grownups, Thirty from the 30's, COSTUMES OF THE GREAT STARS" Paper Doll Book from 1974.  Anita Louise has three more costumes in the book.

HEDY LAMARR for Lucky Strike Cigarettes, 1950

May 01, 1950.  LIFE.  An ad for Lucky Strike Cigarettes featuring Hedy Lamarr.   Hedy Lamarr says "A good cigarette is like a good movie - always enjoyable.  That's why it's Luckies for me!"

YVONNE DE CARLO for Max Factor, 1948

March 29, 1948.  LIFE.  An ad for Max Factor Pan-Cake Brand Make-Up featuring the very lovely Yvonne De Carlo.  I grew up watching Yvonne De Carlo on television in THE MUNSTERS, a show I enjoyed as a child.

BOOTS Paper Dolls from 1945.

 April 15, 1945.
 February 04, 1945.
June 10, 1945.  Here are three BOOTS paper dolls from 1945.  I have been sick and I finally  felt good enough to work on the computer today.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dee Dee from BARBIE ROCKERS Paper Doll Book

1986.  Barbie ROCKERS Paper Doll Book.  A Golden Book.  DEE DEE paper doll with three outfits.  There are five dolls in total from this paper doll book and most only have three or four outfits.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

BABY DAYS Newspaper Illustration

October 16, 1915.  A cute newspaper illustration advertising Baby Days at a local store.  A trained baby nurse would be on hand to care for the babies while the parents shopped.

Baby NELDA Paper Doll with Her Clothes and Toys.

September 25 - September 30, 1924.  Here is NELDA.  She is Betty Cut-Out's baby cousin, daughter of her Aunt Kitty.  I hope you enjoy coloring this baby NELDA paper doll, her clothes and all her toys.  Cut a slit on the dotted line on the little chair so baby NELDA can sit in it.

My eldest nephew and his lovely wife, Sarah, will be welcoming a son in December.  It has been over 25 years since the birth of the last baby in our family.  He will make my mom a great-grandmother and I will be his great-aunt.  We are sooooo excited!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Aunt Elsie Paper Doll with More Dresses.

August 29, 1920.  This is the second time I have posted this Aunt Elsie paper doll but the clothes are different.  These dresses were on the page behind the paper doll.  I hope everyone has a fun weekend.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MILDRED Paper Doll and Her Story Book Costumes.

November 10 - November 15, 1924.  Mildred's school is planning a play to celebrate Children's Book Week.  She will be wearing five different costumes in the play.  Mildred will be Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Little Bo-Peep and for the final act she appears as a book.  Mildred paper doll is from the Betty Cut-Out series.