Tuesday, July 29, 2014

May I Be Your Valentine

Another darling paper doll from Good Housekeeping.  This one is from February1924 and features a Valentine theme.  The doll has two hats, a hair bow, an extra dress and some flowers along with her shoes.  The artists are Berta and Elmer Hader.  Single sheet, no instructions. 

Description:magazine doll
Name:May I Be Your Valentine
Publisher:Good Housekeeping

Monday, July 28, 2014

Paper Doll Gazette 60

Pat Stall

Diana Albard

D.M. Lange

Here are some black and white paper doll from Paper Doll Gazette 60 Issue III 1982 Volume XI.  These are not all the paper dolls from the issue. Unlike the OPDAG Newsletter, the Paper Doll Gazette focuses on articles and has no given theme for paper dolls.

Description: paper doll newsletter
Name: Paper Doll Gazette
Artist: various

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Marjorie from Across the Street

Here is another Good Housekeeping magazine paper doll.  This one is from December 1923 (or 1924).  This girl has one dress, one hat, a muff, a Christmas wreath, and shoes.  She is holding an adorable doll and x-mas stocking.  The doll is by Berta and Elmer Hader. No instructions.

Description:magazine page
Name: Marjorie from Across the Street
Artist:Berta and Elmer Hader
Single page.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

World Costumes

These pages are from the book "World costumes" by Angela Bradshaw published in 1953 by The MacMillian Company, made in Great Britain and printed by Morrison and Gibbs LTD.  This is a library copy but it was in great shape for the age. The book features 142 drawings and 16 colour (as spelled on cover) plates.  It features a wide range of traditional garb from various countries and includes short descriptions of each drawing, with the exception of the plates, which only stat the country. This book was reprinted in 1961 and 1963.  This book is now out of print but may be available at the library.

Description:vintage book
Name: World Costumes
Publisher: MacMillan Company
Artist:Angela Bradshaw

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Little MaryJane

Here is a paper doll from Good Housekeeping magazine 1923, October I think.  She has two hats, one extra dress, some accessories.  Unfortunately, I do not have instructions from page 207, but I believe the child is to use the shoes on their fingers and use the bows (a and b) with some string to tie the doll to their hand.  I tried it myself (with a copy of course) and it seems to work pretty well (perhaps I will take some pictures).  I have a few more of these girls to post later.  This doll was purchased for $2.00 at an antique store.

Description:magazine page
Publisher: GoodHousekeeping
Artist:Berta and Elmer Hader

Monday, July 21, 2014

Jane Arden's Wardobe

Here is a Jane Arden Wardrobe from 2-1-1942.  This doll has four outfits and one hat.  Each of the outfits was designed by a different person, as indicated by the names.  I think it would be neat if a newspaper started doing a paper doll series again, where the readers send in outfit designs.  This is a full comic page but only the paper doll part has been scanned. The page is yellowed and fragile due to age.

Description: newspaper doll
Name: Jane Arden's Wardobe

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Roaring 20s

Here is a two page paper doll by the artist Donald Hendricks.  This was from his website Legacy paper dolls which is no longer available. This paper doll features The Roaring Twenties, with a distinct art deco feel.

Description:2 page paper doll
Name: the Roaring 20's
Artist:Donald Hendricks

These were from the internet on a website no longer active.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Emma Rose

A cute paper doll of a doll from Doll Reader April 1990 drawn by Brenda Power.  She had three outfits with hats and even underwear.  I love to see paper dolls of dolls, especially antique and ball jointed dolls.  2 magazine pages.

Description:magazine doll
Name: Emma Rose
Publisher: Doll Reader
Artist: Brenda Power

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

OPDAG Newsletter 14

dress-a-doll costumes

Sandra Vanderpool

Emma Terry


Audrey Kaiser, and Lillian Johnston


Jeannine Gliwski , Jan Kost, and Suzanne Aker

Judy M Johnson
Here is the 14th Issue of OPDAG's Newsletter from November 1987.  This theme was "Shall We Dance" and features many ballerinas and a Dress-A-Doll by Judy M. Johnson.  The issue is in black and white.  Not all pages or paper dolls are shown here.  I drew a few outfits for the Dress-A-Doll which can be seen in my last OPDAG Newsletter Post here 

Name:OPDAG Newsletter
Publisher: OPDAG
Various artist, ballet theme.

Monday, July 14, 2014

RIP Tom Tierney

Sad news for the paper doll world.  Beloved artist Tom Tierney passed away on Saturday, July 12th.  Jenny has a lovely article posted on her blog, and I don't think I could word it any better. http://paperdollreview.blogspot.com/2014/07/normal.html


I have a few books from Tom Tierney, all which are lovely, detailed, and well researched.  His paper doll artwork has inspired many, including myself.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Classic French Fashions

Here are a few fashion plates from the book "Classic French Fashions of the Twenties" which was published by Dover in 2012.  The book features reproduction 1920s catalog pages from the artist Atelier Bachwitz.  There are over 50 pages in the book but only a few are shown here since the book was recently published.  I love that the drawings feature the front and back of each outfit, along with some very fabulous hats.  I would recommend this book for those interested in 1920s fashions, the pages are nice a large (these pictures have been cropped) and the colors and patterns look great.  book for sale  in many places for around $20.00.