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McLoughlin Bros -- Publishers of Children's Books and Paper including Paper Dolls, Blocks, Board Games and Valentines

This section of collection completers is dedicated to those missing McLoughlin bits and pieces, be they costumes, hats or even a doll or an envelope,

The following is an excerpt prepared by Laura Wasowicz, American Antiquarian Society

The artistic and commercial roots of the McLoughlin firm were first developed by John McLoughlin, Jr. (1827-1905), who as a teenager learned wood engraving and printing while working for Elton & Co.--a New York firm formed by his father John McLoughlin, Sr. and engraver/printer Robert H. Elton. Elton & Co. (active 1840-1851) printed and issued toy books, comic almanacs, and valentines. Between 1850 and 1851, John McLoughlin, Sr. and Robert H. Elton retired--giving John Jr. control of the business. (1) He started to publish picture books under his own name, and soon acquired the printing blocks of Edward Dunigan, a New York picture book publisher for whom Robert Elton had executed many wood engravings.

According to John McLoughlin, Jr.'s obituary in Publishers' Weekly (May 6, 1905), he made his younger brother Edmund McLoughlin (1833 or 4-1889) a partner in 1855. However, the firm was not listed in New York city directories as McLoughlin Bros. until 1858. During the early years of this partnership, the product line expanded to include non-book toys including games, blocks, and paper dolls.


To read the complete article -Brief History of the McLoughlin Bros. link to  http://www.americanantiquarian.org/mcloughlin.htm

The following list of addresses for the various McLoughlin companies are found in Those Fascinating PAPER DOLLS, An Illustrated Handbook for Collectors by Marian B. Howard.  Dover Publications, Inc. 1981.  The addresses are  useful in dating McLoughlin paper dolls and other publications.

1854-1863 -- 24 Beckman Street
1864-1870 -- 30 Beekman Street
1874            -- 52 Greene Street
1872-1886 -- 71 & 73 Duane Street
1887-1890  -- 623 Broadway
1891-1892 -- 623 Broadway and 190 Mercer
1893-1898  -- 874 Broadway
1899-1907 -- 890 Broadway
1908            -- 890 Broadway and 65 S. 11th, Brooklyn, NY
1920            -- 65 S. 11th, Brooklyn, NY

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Paper Doll

Doll

Envelope

Dress

Hat

Other

Pg. No. in Howard

A Mystery Paper Doll

 

 

 

 

 

76

Adelaide

 

 

 

 

Bride Dress-50,

75

Alecia

10

12

6

8

 

175

Alice

15

18

6

8

 

161

Amelia

10

10

8

9

 

170

American Lady with Something to Wear

60

40

20

10

 

60

Anna

15

18

6

8

 

143

Baby (1)

30

20

12

8

 

69

Baby Blue

25

30

12

10

Cape - 30

109

Bertha Blonde

25

30

12

10

 

111

Bertie Bright

25

20

8

8

 

101

Bessie Bliss

25

25

12

8

 

105

Betsey Brunette

25

30

12

10

 

112

Bride

12

-

8

8

 

205

Bride - Adelaide

50

30

15

10

Bride Dress-50,

60

Bride – Diana

30

30

12

8

Cape-25, Gown-45

102

Bridegroom

30

30

 

8

 

103

Bridesmaid

30

25

12

8

 

103

Bridesman & Groomsman

30

30

12

 

 

104

Carry Grant

25

20

12

8

 

121

Charley

50

30

20

 

 

72

Charley Varden

15

12

10

8

 

168

Cinderella

35

30

20

10

 

85

Clara Louise Kellogg

10

12

10

8

 

168

Clara West

25

20

12

8

 

124

Commodore Nutt

25

20

12

8

 

130

Daisy

15

18

10

8

 

122

Dame Trot

10

12

10

8

 

167

Dinah Varden

10

12

12

8

 

168

Dolly

30

20

12

10

 

70

Dora

15

18

10

8

 

160

Dottie Dimple

25

20

12

8

 

100

Ella Hall

15

18

10

8

Hat Head - 25

136

Elsie Dale

15

18

10

8

 

146

Emily

10

10

8

9

 

170

Emma  the American Lady’s Daughter

60

40

20

10

 

52

Emma & Etty

60

40

20

10

 

61

Emma White

15

18

10

8

 

141

Ester Fine

15

18

10

8

 

121

Eugenia

25

20

12

8

 

123

Eva St. Clare

20

18

10

8

 

137

Eva St. Clare

20

18

12

8

 

174

Fanny

30

20

12

10

 

71

Fanny & Pink

10

12

10

8

 

176

Fanny Fair

15

18

10

8

Hat Head-25

134

Fanny Field

 

 

 

 

 

198

Fido

25

18

12

8

 

172

Flora Fair

15

18

10

8

 

149

Florence

10

12

10

8

 

175

Frank

35

20

15

10

 

67

Fred (Little Fred)

35

40

15

10

 

92

Furniture

 

40

 

 

Furn-35, Instr-50

74

Gertie Good

25

20

12

8

 

107

Goody Two Shoes

35

50

25

10

Animal-30,

117

Grace Green

15

20

8

8

 

197

Grace Lee

60

40

20

10

Instruction sheet-100        

35, 66

Grecian Bend

15

18

12

8

 

169

Groomsman

30

30

12

 

 

103,104

Harry, (Lilly &)

35

 

 

 

 

97,98

Hattie

15

18

10

8

 

121

Helen

15

18

10

8

 

125

Henri

 

 

 

 

 

107-190

Hortense

 

 

 

 

 

194

Humpty Dumpty

25

25

12

8

 

166

Ida May

50

30

20

10

 

81

Isabella

10

10

8

9

 

171

Jane

15

18

10

8

 

163

Jeannie

15

18

10

8

 

123

Jennie June

25

20

12

8

 

108

Jenny

35

30

15

10

 

68

Jessie Jones

35

20

12

8

 

110

Jocko

25

18

15

9

 

172

Josey

10

10

8

9

 

171

Josie Fox

15

18

10

8

 

147

Julia

10

10

8

9

 

171

Karl King

25

25

12

8

 

196

Katie

12

-

6

8

 

199

Kitty Black

15

18

10

8

 

133

Lady Gay

50

30

20

 

 

83

Laura Neil

15

18

10

8

 

148

Lilly & Harry

35

 

 

 

 

97, 98

Lilly Beers

25

25

12

8

Hat  Head-35

88

Little Bo Peep (Humpty Dumpty Series)

10

0

10

8

Sheep Costume-25

 

167

Little Bo Peep (Series 1)

15

18

10

8

Lamb Costume-30

 

120

Little Emma, The American Lady’s Daughter

60

40

20

10

 

52

Little Fred

35

40

20

10

 

92

Little Lady

50

30

20

10

 

73

Little Mary

60

40

20

10

 

56

Little Pet

30

25

12

8

Hat Head-35

91

Little Red Riding Hood

35

50

20

15

 

 

Grandma-35, Scene-50

Cape-25, Wolf-55

112

Lizzie (1)

30

20

12

10

 

69

Lizzie (2)

15

18

10

8

 

129

Lizzie (3)

12

-

6

8

 

199

Lottie Love

25

20

12

8

 

106

Louise

15

20

8

8

 

107-190

Lucy

35

20

12

10

 

68

Madame Pompadour

10

12

10

8

 

135

Mamie

12

-

6

8

 

200

Marchioness

15

18

10

8

 

145

Marquis

15

18

10

8

 

144

Martha

10

10

8

9

 

171

Mary (Little Mary)

60

40

20

10

 

56

Mary Gray

15

18

10

8

 

142

Master Frank

25

40

20

10

 

58

Maud & Louise (also see Louise)

10

12

10

8

 

176

May Day

15

18

10

8

 

124

Millie Fay

15

18

10

8

 

139

Minnie Miller

25

25

12

8

Hat Head-35

89

Minnie Warren (1)

25

20

12

8

 

129

Minnie Warren (2)

15

18

12

8

 

174

Minty Green

15

18

10

8

 

141

Mr & Mrs Tom Thumb

15

18

12

8

 

173

Mrs. Tom Thumb

25

20

12

8

 

125

Mulligan Guard

 

20

 

 

Each character

135

Myrna Mild

25

20

12

8

 

106

Nancy Fancy

30

30

20

10

 

90

Nellie

12

-

6

8

 

200

Nellie Nailor

15

18

10

8

 

145

Nellie North

35

20

12

10

Cape-25

131

Nettie Ray

15

18

10

8

 

140

Nursery Rhyme Party

8

 

 

 

 

 

Paul

25

25

12

8

Page 126

126

Pink

10

12

10

8

Fanny & Pink

176

Polly Prim

25

20

12

8

 

108

Pompey Varden

25

12

12

8

 

168

Rose Bud

15

18

10

8

Head-25

135

Rose Rustic

15

18

10

8

 

138

Ruby Rose

15

18

10

8

 

143

Sarah

15

18

10

8

 

128

Sarah Brown

15

18

10

8

 

142

Soldiers (1057)

10

40

 

 

 

74

Sophie May

15

18

10

8

 

139

Stella

15

18

10

8

 

162

Suffragette-

12

_

6

8

Votes for Women 30

220

Susan Lee

60

40

20

10

 

67

Susie Simple

30

20

8

8

 

101

Susie’s Pet

30

30

20

10

 

84

Tabby

25

18

15

9

 

172

The Baby HD Series

10

12

8

8

 

166

Tillie

15

18

10

8

 

127

Tom Thumb

30

20

12

8

 

124

Tom Thumb, Mr. & Mrs.

20

18

12

8

 

175

Tom Thumb’s Baby

20

12

10

8

 

169

Topsey (1)

35

20

10

8

 

138

Topsey (2)

25

20

12

8

 

174

Trot, Dame

10

12

10

8

 

167

Victoria

30

20

12

8

 

122

Violet Vernon

15

18

10

8

 

137

Willie

35

25

15

10

 

93

Willie and His Pony

60

40

20

10

 

64

 

Please note: Not all pieces are currently available, but should you request a piece we will notify you when the piece becomes available.