Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Cam's Marionette Show from the newspaper comic strip "Somebody's Stenog" appeared in newspapers in November and December of 1933. I am missing Part 2 - the Mame marionette. I like the water cooler.

Monday, May 30, 2011

JOAN OF ARC Movie Ad, 1948

This lovely ad for the movie "Joan Of Arc", starring Ingrid Bergman, appeared in the September 1948 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. Another great find from Half-Price Books. Thanks mom.

JOAN OF ARC CUT-OUTS from High Lights Of History

Color, mount on cardboard and cut out. These JOAN OF ARC CUT-OUTS are from the newspaper series "High Lights Of History" by J. Carroll Mansfield. March 17, 1929.


JOAN OF ARC CUT-OUTS from High Lights Of History by J. Carroll Mansfield. From newspaper comic section of March 24, 1929.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Military Cut-Outs, U. S. Navy

From the "Life-Like Military Cut-Outs" newspaper series. Number 6 - U. S. Navy appeared in The Constitution on April 21, 1918.

The Yankee & The Rebel

The Yankee & The Rebel paper dolls by Margo Pullman. Thanks mom.

How Did Memorial Day Start?

From Junior Editors, May 31, 1957.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra

This contest appeared in newspapers in October of 1934. Winners received tickets to see the movie "Cleopatra". The movie starred Claudette Colbert, Warren Williams, Henry Wilcoxon, Gertrude Michael, Joseph Schildkraut, C. Aubrey Smith, Claudia Dell and Robert Warwick. The Director was Cecil B. DeMille. Oscar winning cinematography by Victor Milner.

Claudette Colbert for Lipton Tea

"Lipton brisk flavor really makes tea time," says Claudette Colbert. This ad appeared in McCall's Magazine of February 1946. Thanks mom.

Cut Out Boy Doll by Glynis Huggett

A Barleycorn Card from The Barleycorn Press Limited. Printed in England. Artist is Glynis Huggett. Thanks mom.

Humpty Dumpty Plays Golf, 2001

From Humpty Dumpty Magazine, July/August 2001.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


A beautiful image from an ad for United States Savings Bonds that appeared in Liberty Magazine, Dec. 11, 1937. My mom bought the magazine from Half-Price Books for one dollar - back when old magazines could still be found in used book stores for reasonable prices - those days are gone. Thanks mom.

Doll With Clothes To Cut Out, Barleycorn Cards

Cut Out Girl Doll by Glynis Huggett for Barleycorn Cards. Thanks mom.

REBECCA Paper Doll, 1903

This paper doll is from June 21, 1903.

TEDDY ROOSEVELT Puzzle From November 1911

This TEDDY ROOSEVELT Puzzle appeared in newspapers the month of November, 1911.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ELEANOR by Raye Dryer, 1913

Another paper doll from the "Jack and Jill" newspaper series by Miss Raye Dryer. Eleanor appeared on October 12, 1913.


I came across these newspaper puzzle contests today - I really, really, really like them. I have found five different images of President Roosevelt used in these "Find The Faces" puzzles. This "Teddy With Big Stick" puzzle appeared in the month of October, 1910. Contest was conducted by Ambuhl Bros. Piano Co. of New Castle, Pa.

How Many Faces Can YOU Find?

This "Find The Men Who Licked Teddy" puzzle appeared in the newspaper in November of 1910.

I will post another one of these puzzles tomorrow.

Monday, May 23, 2011

ISOLDA From Wales, by Raye Dryer 1914

This Isolda paper doll from the "Jack and Jill" newspaper paper doll series by Raye Dryer, appeared in an Indiana newspaper on March 01, 1914. Isolda represents a child from Wales. A lovely paper doll series.

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK Movie Coloring Contest, 1955

A newspaper Movie Coloring Contest from February 1955. The movie "Bad Day At Black Rock" was directed by John Sturges and starred Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Ericson, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin. From Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide, "Powerhouse cast in yarn of one-armed man (Tracy) uncovering skeleton in Western town's closet. Borgnine memorable as slimy heavy. Millard Kaufman expertly adapted Howard Breslin's story 'Bad Time At Hondo.' Excellent use of Cinemascope." I have never seen this movie but it sure does have a great cast of actors. Anne Francis is another one of my mom's favorite actresses.

Ann Sothern for MAX FACTOR Pan-Cake Make-Up, 1946

The beautiful Ann Sothern from an ad for MAX FACTOR Pan-Cake Make-Up. "Glamour for today and tomorrow." The page was over-sized so I did the best I could with the ad. Also from McCall's Magazine of February 1946. My mom and I are big-time Ann Sothern fans. Thanks mom.

Natalie Wood for BOSCO Milk Amplifier, Feb. 1946

From McCall's Magazine of February 1946. There are many wonderful ads in this magazine. My mom was lucky enough to buy this copy along with several others from Half-Price Books about 15 years ago. Natalie Wood was always cute as a button. Thanks mom.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Birthday Card by Deborah Jones, 1988

'A Cut-Out Design' by Deborah Jones. 1988 The Andrew Brownsword Collection Ltd. P. O. Box 100 Bath UK. Printed in Great Britain. - Thanks mom.

How Many Feathers On A Rooster? 1955

How Many Feathers On A Rooster? Add up the figures and find out. Most anybody can add, but can you add correctly? - This rooster is made up entirely of the numbers 1 thru 9. Add all the numbers together and find out how many feathers are on a rooster. - This newspaper contest appeared in papers in January of 1955.

Laura Brock Paper Dolls, 1933

" Amanda is having the time of her young life, having slipped away to the attic, and gotten into a trunkful of her mother's old clothes. The dress may be a foot too long, even with its funny looking bustle; the shoes four sizes too big, and the hat equal to six hats of modern style, but Amanda doesn't care. She's playing "grown up" even if she is thirty years out of style." This Amanda paper doll by Laura R. Brock appeared in newspapers on August 06, 1933.

"MARY AND HER LITTLE LAMB. It followed her to school one day and in the picture you see Mary standing before the teacher explaining that everywhere she goes this little lamb is sure to follow. The teacher said it was against the rules, and Mary is almost in tears. Mary is shown wearing the ruffled pantaloons that little girls wore long, long ago." Mary and Her Little Lamb paper doll by Laura R. Brock, from September 10, 1933.

Monday, May 16, 2011

ROBERT and his new Rompers, Hats & Shoes

This newspaper paper doll is from December 02, 1923. I found two other paper dolls from this series in the newspaper, but both are very dark. I can not imagine my brothers wearing clothes like these when they were tots.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Little Emily Tends Her Summer Garden, 1993

"Get out your scissors and start your Daisy Kingdom paper doll collection. For best results, glue this panel to stiff paper before cutting out." From MAKE IT! Magazine, Summer 1993. Thanks mom. - I have been sick and then I had trouble trying to publish my posts - all is fine now.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hillary and Her Puppy, Muffin

"TOYBOX Magazine is proud to present the first of our Toybox Kids, Hillary and her puppy, Muffin. In this issue, Hillary enhances the festive atmosphere by helping to commemorate the most famous clown of all time, Emmett Kelly, Jr." This paper doll was the creation of Dawn Bellah and appeared in TOYBOX Magazine. Thanks mom.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Can you color Martha Frances and her wardrobe? Use crayons, colored pencils, markers or paints to brighten this little girl's day. From August 06, 1911.

Some CUT-OUT Fun, 1924

From May 18, 1924.

From August 17, 1924.