Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Paper Dolls by A. W. Nugent, 1931

These two paper dolls by A. W. Nugent appeared in the Oakland Tribune in November of 1931.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Woodcutter's Daughter by Addie R. Woodruff

Another paper doll from the Modern Fairy Tale Cut-Outs by Addie R. Woodruff. The Woodcutter's Daughter paper doll appeared in newspapers in 1941.

Counting Contests

Here are four examples of "Counting Contests" found in newspapers. These contests appeared in newspapers in the following years - Count the Dots (1937), Count the Bats and Balls (1965), Count the Diamonds (1952), and Count the Roses (1959).

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Aunt Elsie Paper Doll Club, 1927

These paper dolls were submitted to the Oakland Tribune's Aunt Elsie Paper Doll Club by members in 1927. I really like Mr. Twisty Tail.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Jane Arden's Wardrobe, 1951

I found these two Jane Arden paper dolls last night, not from the comics, but from the Children's Page of the Salina Journal, Kansas. The paper dolls are from March 18, 1951 and March 25, 1951.

Tunney vs. Dempsey Radio Score-Card, 1927

Newspapers printed fight score-cards for radio listeners. This score-card is for the Tunney vs. Dempsey fight of September 1927. I am not a fight fan but even I know Jack Dempsey - it even looks like him on the score-card. From the San Antonio Express, September 22, 1927.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Chubby Cutie Cut-Up, 1933

Chubby Cutie is from "Freckles and Friends" comic strip of September 03, 1933.

BOOTS & Spence, 1934

These two "Boots" paper dolls are from September of 1934.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Tortilla Flat" Coloring Contest, 1942

The movie, Tortilla Flat, was based on the novel by John Steinbeck about a California fishing community. The film stars Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan, Akim Tamiroff, Sheldon Leonard, Donald Meek, John Qualen and Allen Jenkins. The director was Victor Fleming. I have never seen this movie but it has very good reviews.
The coloring contest appeared in a Pennsylvanian newspaper in 1942.

Pumpkins Ad, Galleria, Houston

An Ad that appeared in the Houston Chronicle for Pumpkins at the Galleria. Another paper doll that belongs to my mom.

Little Monster and His Big Sister Paper Dolls

These paper dolls belong to my mom.

WANDA Paper Doll from Baby Blues Comic Strip, 1991

This Wanda paper doll from the Baby Blues comic strip of Feb. 03, 1991 is from the collection of Wanda, my mom.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Color Ashley from Gone With The Wind, 1941

This is one scene from a series of four in a GONE WITH THE WIND newspaper coloring contest that appeared in 1941. The primary character from the movie featured in this scene is Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes.

I Liked It Swung, 1940

Another Modern Mother Goose Cut-Out by Addie Roscoe Woodruff. This newspaper paper doll appeared in an Utah newspaper on January 21, 1940.

Cut Out and Color MOLLY, 1920

A coloring contest used to advertise a cut-out page of paper dolls, Molly & Dolly, and their wardrobe of colored costumes available in the February 22, 1920 Herald and Examiner, Chicago. Cut Out and Color Molly appeared in a Wisconsin newspaper on February 14, 1920.

Halters Bring Out The Best In You, 1974 AD

This ad for Troutmans appeared in a Pennsylvanian newspaper on May 23, 1974. I certainly had my share of halter tops as a teen.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

TILLIE The Toiler Paper Doll, 1950

This paper doll appeared in the Sunday Tillie the Toiler comic strip on July 30, 1950.

CINDERELLA Movie Coloring Contest, 1957

This coloring contest appeared in various newspapers in June of 1957.

Baby Paper Doll from New York Tribune, 1912

This cutie-pie paper doll appeared in the New York Tribune on August 25, 1912 and September 01, 1912.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

We're Not Dressing, Caricature of Stars, 1934

This caricature of the stars from the film "We're Not Dressing" appeared in a Brownsville newspaper on May 20, 1934. Pictured are George Burns and Gracie Allen, Carole Lombard, Ethel Merman and Bing Crosby.

Aunt Elsie Paper Doll Club, 1927

More paper dolls from members of the Aunt Elsie Paper Doll Club from the Oakland Tribune of October 09, 1927.

Higbee Children's World Ad, 1972

This ad for a fashion show at Higbee Children's World at the Midway Mall in Ohio appeared in an Elyria newspaper on August 21, 1972.

Monday, August 2, 2010

KIM Movie Coloring Contest, 1951

This newspaper coloring contest for the movie KIM appeared in a New Mexico newspaper on April 24, 1951. KIM starred Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas, Thomas Gomez, Cecil Kellaway and Laurette Luez. The film was based on the Rudyard Kipling classic.

THE DOLLY ROSIE DREW by Margaret G. Hays, 1909

The Dolly Rosie Drew by Margaret G. Hays appeared in newspapers in July of 1909.


Sorry kids. This coloring contest appeared in an Illinois newspaper on August 16, 1973. I was a big fan of the Flintstones when I was a kid.

BILL BUNNY and His New House, 1932

BILL BUNNY and His New House appeared in the Oakland Tribune on October 23, 1932.


I came across this cute dancing paper doll in a Montana newspaper. It appeared in a section of the paper called The Children's Gazette on May 27, 1923. Directions: Paste doll and standard on cardboard, and Russian costume and hat on very thin cardboard or heavy paper. Cut out following outlines. Carefully paste standard behind doll to make her stand firmly. Color the doll with paints or crayons and you will have a very pretty toy.