Friday, December 31, 2010

Ring-In The New Year With Seven-Up Ad, 1964

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This lively bunch celebrates the coming of the New Year with Seven-Up. I plan to welcome the New Year with a bowl of Raisin Bran.

FATHER TIME Paper Doll, 1933

Another Doll Family Member by Laura R. Brock. This Father Time paper doll appeared in various newspapers on December 31, 1933, ushering in the New Year of 1934.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

More Dolls of All Nations from Betty Cut-Out series, 1924

Here are two more paper dolls from the Betty Cut-Out series. The Spanish doll and the Russian doll are from the series of six dolls of all nations that appeared in newspapers in November of 1924.

A Happy New Year Cut-Out, 1913

Happy New Year for 1913 from the Cut-outs For Children newspaper paper doll series. This paper doll appeared in newspapers on December 29, 1912.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


From the Susie May newspaper coloring series. The LITTLE NEW YEAR COMES appeared in newspapers in December of 1929.

Paper Dolls from the Betty Cut-out Series, 1924

These two paper dolls are from the Betty Cut-out newspaper paper doll series. The Swedish doll and the Dutch doll were two from a series of six dolls from foreign countries that appeared in the newspaper the first week in November of 1924.

ANNA BELLE'S New Year Clothes, 1911

ANNA BELLE'S New Year Clothes paper dolls appeared in various newspapers in December of 1911.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Weara Wonder Paper Doll, 1991

This paper doll, Weara Wonder, is from the May/June 1991 issue of Wearable Wonders magazine. Thanks mom.

A Patsy Lou Paper Doll, 1996

This paper doll is from an article that appeared in the August/September 1996 issue of Contemporary Doll Collector magazine - "A Special 1932 Wardrobe for Patsy Lou" by Jill Sanders. Thanks mom.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Betsy McCall's Best Present, 1984

Thanks mom.


The Greatest Gift of All.

Merry Christmas from der Wienerschnitzel, 1976

Merry Christmas from Der Wiener Dog! This der Wienerschnitzel ad appeared in an Amarillo newspaper on December 01, 1976.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winnie Winkle Comic Strip Paper Dolls from December 1935

Santa Claus Paper Doll

It's Santa! From my mom's collection.

Joan Crawford for Lucky Strikes, 1937

A Lucky Strikes ad featuring Joan Crawford. This ad is the back page of Liberty Magazine from December 11, 1937. Bought the magazine a few years ago at a Half-Price Books store - I love old magazines.

Monday, December 20, 2010

He's A Mean One, Mr. Grinch - 1970

This GRINCH coloring contest sponsored by The Bon Marche appeared in a Washington newspaper on November 29, 1970. How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, the book by Dr. Seuss, was published in 1957. The wonderful half-hour television special by famed animator Chuck Jones premiered in 1966. Every Christmas as a child, and almost every Christmas as an adult, I have watched Rudolph, The Grinch and the Charlie Brown Christmas shows.

BOOTS' Maid, Dory, As A Paper Doll - 1951

Merry Christmas, Folks! from Dory, Boots' maid. This Dory paper doll appeared in the Sunday comics on December 23, 1951. Thanks to Edgar Martin.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

HUG Paper Doll by Ted Menten

HUG the Bear Paper Doll by Ted Menten. From my mom's collection.


A Paper Doll Christmas Ornament by Joan Walsh Anglund from Good Housekeeping Magazine, December 1993.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Betsy McCall, 1970

A Betsy McCall paper doll from McCall's Magazine, December 1970. From my mom's collection.

Be Sparing Of Long Distance Calls, 1949

Southwestern Bell Telephone Company asking customers to limit their calls on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day of 1949. From The San Antonio Light, December 23, 1949. I had not realized that the figure in the ad is actually a telephone until my mom pointed it out to me.

ANNA BELLE'S Christmas Pleasures, 1911

Anna Belle's Christmas Pleasures appeared in newspapers on December 09, 1911.

Mrs. Santa Claus, 1968

Color Santa and Mrs. Claus appeared in the Nevada State Journal on November 29, 1968.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Add 'Em Up SANTA, 1929

Just in case you do not have enough to do this holiday seasaon. I really do like the creativity of the Ad Em' Up contests. Santa appeared in several newspapers in the late 1920's - this one is from 1929.

BOOTS' Husband, Rod, As A Paper Doll, 1949

Thanks to Edgar Martin.

Rudolph Coloring Contest, 1995

This RUDOLPH Coloring Contest appeared in The Mountain Democrat newspaper on November 29, 1995.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Raggedy Ann and Andy

This Raggedy Ann paper doll appeared in the Oakland Tribune on November 14, 1920 in the Aunt Elsie Magazine Section.
This Christmas Raggedy Ann and Andy coloring contest appeared in a California newspaper on December 11, 1975.

Raggedy Ann and Andy from Doll World Magazine, April 1987. Mary Lou Jones is the artist.
From my mom's collection.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

BABES IN TOYLAND Movie Coloring Contest, 1961

The Disney movie version of the Victor Herbert Operetta. Babes in Toyland starred Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Annette Funicello, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Tommy Kirk, Ed Wynn and Ann Jillian. The movie was directed by Jack Donohue. This coloring contest appeared in newspapers on December 14, 1961.

Johnny Paper Dolls New Wardrobe, 1911

This is Johnny, twin brother to Miss Paper Doll. He appeared in The Daily Review on December 03, 1911.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas from CAM, The Stenographer

Cut-outs from the newspaper comic strip, Somebody's Stenog. I think the Christmas stockings are very funny. Paper doll and stockings are from 1933.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

SANTA the Cookie Chef, 1968

Another Santa to color. From November 28, 1968.


Betsy McCall Celebrates Lucia Day appeared in the December 1972 issue of McCall's magazine. From my mom's collection.


Pug wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Appeared in the Boots comic strip of December 20, 1953. My thanks to Edgar Martin.

WINDOW SHOPPING from the Susie May Coloring Series, 1924

From the newspaper coloring series about Susie May and her friends. WINDOW SHOPPING appeared in newspapers on December 13, 1924.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Paper Dolls At Play

Not a clue as to the name of the magazine or the year published. From my mom's collection. Also has a page of clothes to color that I did not include.

Hey Kids, Color Santa

Two from a series of at least five pictures of Santa for children to color. This newspaper coloring series ran from the late 1960's to the early 1970's in many different newspapers.

Christmas Paper Dolls from Aunt Elsie Club Members, 1927

Two well drawn Christmas paper dolls from Aunt Elsie Paper Doll Club Members. The Merry Christmas Spirit paper doll and the Santa paper doll appeared in the Oakland Tribune on Christmas Day of 1927.