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A common Victorian and early 20th C pastime, often inspired by images fashion magazines or periodicals. Young girls in particular would use their imagination to create dolls and costumes from simple to elaborate using paper, pencil, crayon or watercolor. Various types of paper were often employed to create trim and accessories and layers or tiers, giving the work a 3D quality.

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Military Movable Rocking Paper Doll - Little Folk’s Play Friends, LHJ, Uncle Sam’s Figherts 1919 9” Late Victorian Newspaper Paper Doll with 9 Elaborate Handmade Costumes c1903
Price: $18.00
Price: $115.00
Military Movable Rocking Paper Doll - Little Folk’s Play Friends, LHJ, Uncle Sam’s Figherts 1919 9” Late Victorian Newspaper Paper Doll with 9 Elaborate Handmade Costumes  c1903
4 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls with a Dolly and Profusion of Costumes, created by Mary Hale Cutler, 1894. 4 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls with a Dolly and Profusion of Costumes, created by Mary Hale Cutler, 1894.. ..
Price: $150.00
Price: $165.00
4 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls with a Dolly and Profusion of Costumes, created by Mary Hale Cutler, 1894. 4 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls with a Dolly and Profusion of Costumes, created by Mary Hale Cutler, 1894.. ..
5" Handmade Paper Doll with 10 Costumes c1870s. .. A Large Family of 19 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls c1890s
Price: $300.00
Price: $400.00
5" Handmade Paper Doll with 10 Costumes c1870s. .. A Large Family of 19 Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls c1890s
C1830s Watercolor Overlay Transformation Set – Lovely Woman with Six (6) Overlay Personae in Handcrafted Box Fanciful 15" Articulated Dresed Matador
Price: $700.00
Price: $750.00
C1830s  Watercolor Overlay Transformation Set – Lovely Woman with  Six (6) Overlay Personae in Handcrafted Box Fanciful 15" Articulated Dresed Matador
Fine 12" Watercolor Dressed Scotsman with Articulated Legs c1890s
Price: $1,200.00
Fine 12" Watercolor Dressed Scotsman with Articulated Legs c1890s