Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Vintage Paper Dolls

I have been obsessed with vintage paper dolls lately. It started when I was reading about 20th century women illustrators and I didn't realize HOW MANY women designed paper dolls. I can hardly keep them straight. Frances Tipton Hunter, Emma Musselman, Lucy Fitch Perkins, Gertrude Kay, Rose O'Neil, Grace Drayton, Jessie Louise Taylor, Shiela Young, Ruth E Newton, Margaret Evans Price, Corrine Ringel Bailey, Janet Laura Scott, Fern Bisel Peat, Emma McKean, Berta and Elmer Hader, Maxine McCaffrey, Hilda Miloche, Orphah Klinker, Betty Nye Marshall, Helen Pettes, Betty Bell Rea, Frances Brundage, Queen Holden. I'm trying to say you can't really study early women illustrators without looking at paper dolls. There are a few that are really good, a couple are breathtaking, and many are beautiful and colorful illustrations.

Some links:
Teri Pettit
Picasa (also search "paper dolls")
Paper Goodies
Flickr Vintage Paper Dolls Pool

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