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Supplement to Harper's Bazar 1890s Supplement to Harper's Bazar 1890s
A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar, June 3, 1899, titled  Paris Midsummer Walking Dress.  Illustrated by  Ethel Rose. A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar,  August 14, 1897 , titled  Summer-Resort Toilette,  Illustrated by G. Rappetti.
Supplement to Harper's Bazar 1890s Supplement to Harper's Bazar 1890s
A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar, April 1, 1899, titled  Beige Cloth and Plaid Walking Costume, Illustrated by Ethel Rose. A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar,  November 6, 1897, titled Winter Fashions-Braided Cloth Gown .
Supplement to Harper's Bazar 1890s Supplement to Harper's Bazar 1890s
A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar, December 17, 1898, titled  Paris Walking Costume,.  Illustrated by  Ethel Rose. A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar,  July 2, 1898, titled  Summer Toilette of Leaf-Green and Mauve Foulard.
Supplement to Harper's Bazar 1890s Supplement to Harper's Bazar 1890s
A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar,  June 4, 1898 , titled French Organdie Gown with Jabot Skirt and Figaro.  Illustrated by  Fred Stewart. A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar,  February 4, 1899 , titled Green Cloth Street Costume.  Illustrated by Ethel Rose.
Sandra Vanderpool Molly Brown, A Paper Doll. ..1991 Women's Wages: A Study of the Wages of Industrial Women and Measures Suggested to Increase Them.  Emilie Josephine Hutchinson Columbia University Press New York 1919
A paper doll of 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown' designed by Sandra Vanderpool, with four (4) dresses and accessories. Margaret 'Molly' Brown was an American socialite and philanthropist. She is however most remembered for encouraging the crew on the of the Titanic on her and other surrounding life boats to return and look for survivors of the sinking. Comes in an envelope. Doll cut by designer. Envelope Size: 9" x 6" Number of Dolls: 1 Doll Size: 8" No. of Costume Pages: 4 folded sheets . 179 pp. light green paperback printed cover, introduction plus 9 chapters. "Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in the faculty of political science Columbia University. Includes the wages, factors affecting,cause and effect of minimum wages, vocation, and trade unions of industrial women. 9" x 6" some staining on cover, slight tearing on spine
Bruce Patrick Jones Leyendecker: The Look, A Tribute to Joseph Christian Leyendecker. ..2010 Brenda Sneathen Mattox 18th Century Hollywood. ..2002
Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951) was a German-American illustrator who was considered to be one of the foremost American illustrators of the early 20th century, best known for his poster, book, and advertising illustrations. This paper doll set by Bruce Patrick Jones is done in the style of Leyendecker as a tribute to him. It contains two cut out dolls. A Leyendecker was most known for his advertisements for men's fashions, there is only one outfit for the female doll and four outfits for the male doll. One is a football jersey, the second is a business suit while holding an old fashion telephone, third is a jacket and cane, while the fourth and last look is a tux which also features a woman dancing with him in a red dress. Comes in an envelope with a clear window. Envelope Size: 12" x 9" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 4 folded pages (booklet stapled) . This set of uncut sheets features 18th century costumes made for various Hollywood movies in the 1900s. Film costumes included are: Dubarry was a Lady, Madame Pompadour, Marie Antoinette, Unconquered, The Glass Slipper, Tom Jones, The Rebels, Dangerous Liaisons, and Jefferson in Paris.  Black and white drawings on heavy white card stock. Two pages each are placed in a plastic sleeve, all the plastic sleeves have been stapled together.  One cut out doll on first page. Uncut Sheet Size: 11" x 8 1/2" Number of Dolls: 1 Doll Size:  8 3/4" No. of Costume Pages: 9 .
Brenda Sneathen (Mattox) 100 Years of Bridesmaids 1892-1992 No.33782 Sandra Vanderpool Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea Paper Dolls. ..N.D.
A collection of 9 loose sheets of paper, featuring a doll and eleven different bridesmaid dresses, one design for each decade from 1892-1992. The illustrations are done in black and white. It appears that this collection was made as a wedding favor, by Brenda Sneathen (Mattox) for her wedding. Sheet Size: 11" x 8 1/2" Number of Dolls: Doll Size: 1 No. of Pages: 9 (1 title page, 1 doll sheet, 7 costume sheets) . A set of paper dolls of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Sacagawea. In one of the outfits for Sacagawea, her son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, is depicted on her back. The background of the paper doll sheets are maps and landscapes of the mid-west. The paper doll sheets are 11" x 17", and have been folded in half and placed in plastic sleeves. The sleeves have been stapled together. Sheet Size: 11" x 17" Number of Dolls: 3 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 2 .
 Mode & Roman, Weekly French Art Deco Fashion Magazine - Patterns, Novellette, Features July 1934. .. Studd and Millinngton's "Toga Coats"
A 19 pp. weekly publications with paper wraps. Art Deco influenced fashion magazine with fashion pattern with imagery and narrative description.  A previously unpublished novellette follows the fashion section. Weekly features last section of the magazine.  Color covers.  Printed in French. Measures 11" x 7 1/4". . wear on cover, toning Manufacturer: Studd & Millington Location: London Date: 1914 Pages: 16 Subject Matter: Coats A short description of each coat sold plus a B&W illustration. No prices are listed. Included with the catalog is a short letter to the recipient, a gentleman from New York, inviting him to the store the next time he is in London. The edges show some light cover wear, and the top corner of both the covers and the interior pages are slightly bent. The letter inside the catalog is slightly toned. 8 3/4" x 5 1/4"
The Farce of Fashion.  James Riddell  and John Berry Riddle Book LTD London c. 1945  Glamour Parade, Paper Dolls No. 184. Stephens Publishing Co.Sandusky, OH.
Illustrated board, pages split horizontally to create multiple images, color illustrations throughout, cover states "patent applied for No. 24053/45" and "may we divide your attention for a moment?" Humorous look at fashion, the book consists of images of dress over time and simple verses, the page is then split in two and the reader can mix and match the top and bottom of outfits with verses. 8 1/4" x 11" wear on cover, some toning This book has four cut-out dolls, (two on both the front and back covers), and their names are: Adrienne, Barbara, Cynthia, and Deborah. Each doll is given one page of outfits, all of which are traditionally feminine. The clothes in this book appear to have a more sketch-like appearance. Some of the outfits are also 'career' outfits, like Deborah's nurse outfit.  No. 184 Book Size: 12" x 10 1/2" Number of Dolls: 4 Doll Size: 8 3/4 No. of Costume Pages: 4 .
Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of a Shoe Heel Promoting Wire Grip Fastening Co. . .Boston.n.d.  Glamour Models, Paper Dolls No. 177. Stephens Publishing Co.Sandusky, OH.
4 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a shoe heel. Promotes the Wire Grip Slugger, a machine forcing solid steel or brass wire into heels and soles of shoes and the Clinch Nailing Machine that inserts nails into shoes at a rate from 250 to 300 per minute. L. Barta & Co. Printer. Boston. . This book has four cut-out dolls, (two on both the front and back covers), and their names are: Sherry, Cynthia, Marilyn, and Pamela. Each doll is given one page of outfits, all of which are traditionally feminine. Pamela even has a bridal gown and veil. No. 177 Book Size: 12" x 10 1/2" Number of Dolls: 4 Doll Size: 8 3/4 No. of Costume Pages: 4 .
Betty Blue and Patty Pink, A "Look-Thru" Book - Wrap-A-round Dresses - A Look-Thru Book  Promotional Card and Measurement Card - The Flynt Waist, or True Corset, Boston 1876.
This book has four (4) punch out dolls. Two of the dolls are named, Betty Blue and Patty Pink, and the other dolls are just numbered, 3 and 4. Each doll is attached to a stand. The outfits for the dolls are either mostly blue or pink, and are labeled with their corresponding doll number. Some of the outfits are wrap-a-round dress. The front cover is a "look-thru" cover, which means that it has two die cut holes into it in order to see the faces on the dolls on the interior page. No. 1556-15. Uncut. Largest Doll Size: 10 1/2" 12 3/4" x 10 1/2". A 2 1/4" x 4"  illustrated advertising card for The Flynt Waist "Universally endorsed by eminent physicians as the most Scientific Waist or Corset known.  Identified images of the high-necked garment, low-necked garment, Flynt Hose Support, Flynt Extension and Nursing Waist, Misses' Waist, how we dress very little people and shoulder brace. The reverse  is to be completed by the potential costumer and includes nine questions required before the individual corset can be fitted.  Unused.
Eye Appeal means Buy Appeal - Ajustrite Dress Form. Gerstein Bros. Mfg. Corp.New York.  Fiesta Paper Dolls, No. 1773. Saalfield Artcraft..1940s
A 12 1/2" x 8 1/4" printed cardboard form to be used to improve the appearance of a dress on a hanger.  No. 100 Model M.  It is an Ajustrite Dress form "The weight is on the tape. String tie at top that attaches to a hanger allows for proper placement of the form.  The belt from the dress is used to create a streamline waist.  Illustration and narrative instructions at base.   Reverse is blank.. Two male dolls, and four female dolls. All the outfits are  considered traditional outfits from Central and South America. Each outfit is identified by the country the style comes from. The countries represented are: Cuba, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Chili, Bolivia, and Peru. There are three cut our dolls on both the front and back cover. Note: Some, but not all, of the costume pages are the same as other paper doll books published by Saalfield in the Good Neighbors category. No. 1773 Book Size: 12 1/2" x 10 1/4" Number of Dolls: 6 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 4 .
Helen Page Marie Antoinette Paper Doll. ..[1990]  Good Neighbors Paper Dolls. Saalfield Publishing Company.Akron, OH.1944
A cut put paper doll of Marie Antoinette with thirteen elaborate dresses. One of the outfits also includes an  Indian servant boy holding a basket of flowers. All pages are loose and are different sizes based on the size of the outfits. Additionally there is one page that is a portrait of Marie Antoinette in a pink dress with flowers and butterflies. The dress shown in the portrait is not among the outfits in the collection. In the style of Helen Page. Largest Sheet: 12" x 7 1/2" Number of Dolls: 1 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 13 loose pages plus one portrait . The front cover of this book shows Mariachi band playing and looking up to some windows where three woman can be seen. The cover is die cut with three square openings for windows and the roof line of the house. All the outfits are  considered traditional outfits from Central and South America. Each outfit is identified by the country the style comes from. The countries represented are: Cuba, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, Paraguay, Argentina, El Salvador, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Brazil, Chili, Bolivia, and Peru. There are four female and two male dolls. All punch out, three each on the inside front cover and the back cover. No. 2487 Note: Some of the costume pages are the same as other paper doll books published by Saalfield in the Good Neighbors category. Additionally, this is the same book as "Good Neighbors Paper Dolls, No. 324" however that book lacks the  die-cut front cover and its dolls are cut-out not punch out dolls. All interior pages and dolls are the same. Book Size: 12 3/4" x 11" Number of Dolls: 6 Doll Size: 10 1/4" No. of Costume Pages: 6 .
 Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of Foot Promoting Wayne Knitting Mill, Full Matchless Fashioned Hosiery. "Something on Foot".. ..1990  Horse Drawn Parade Float - Harvest Festival - Flora, Ceres, Pomona. .Raymond, NH.1914
6 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a foot with a portrait of a family member on each toe. It is titled "Something on Foot" Wayne Knit Hosiery  Matchless. The profusely illustrated booklet promotes hosiery for every member of the family. Also includes sizing and pricing information. The back cover is the sole of a foot. Measures 2 5/8" x 7 1/8". Minimal edge wear on fold. . Black and white photograph on brown mount. Depicts women standing on a parade float, being pulled by two horses: float consists of a large cart, draped in white fabric, with 16 women and their driver on board. All of the women are wearing white dresses, and there is a sign attached to the back of the cart that reads "Flora, Ceres, Pomona" - likely a reference to their local Grange Society's positions with the same name. "Novelty Photo For Duplicates, E. Hayes, Beverly Mass."  is stamped on the backing. 12" x 10" -  8" x 6" photograph .
 Mary Martin Dolls and Costumes. Saalfield Publishing.Akron, OH.1942  Gale Storm. Whitman Publishing.Racine, WI.1959
Mary Martin is perhaps most famous for her role as Peter Pan in the televised stage production of Peter Pan. Outfits include a wide variety of styles, from the more modern to historical. The dolls need to be cut out from the front cover. Authorized Edition. No. 287 Book Size: 12 1/2" x 10 3/4" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 8 1/2" No. of Costume Pages: 6. The actress Gale Storm was best known for her television roles in the sitcoms "My Little Margie" and "The Gale Storm Show". These paper doll book features outfits for "The Gale Storm Show",  which centered around a cruise director, Susanna Pomeroy (Storm), as she traveled the world. As such there are several international fashion outfits in this book, such as a kimono. Two punch dolls, one on each cover. No. 2089 Book Size: 12 1/2" x 10 1/2" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 9 1/4" No. of Costume Pages: 6 .
Small Illustrated  Broadside - Important Notice - Regulation Police and Uniform Full Indigo Cloth w Fabric Swatch. Burlington Woolen Co...1870s  Good Neighbors Paper Dolls, No.324. Saalfield Publishing Company.Akron, OH.1944
An  11" x 8 3/4" sheet with an illustration of four uniformed men upper left.  It is an announcement for Regulation Police and Uniform Full Indigo Cloths. Recommended for Policeman, officer, conductor, telegraph messenger, soldier, fireman and brakeman --every man who needs a uniform.  Also includes a 1 1/4" fabric swatch. Presented by Sibley, Lindsay & Curr, Rochester NY. Agents.  Reverse is blank. . The front cover of this book shows Mariachi band playing and looking up to some windows where three woman can be seen. All the outfits are  considered traditional outfits from Central and South America. Each outfit is identified by the country the style comes from. The countries represented are: Cuba, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, Paraguay, Argentina, El Salvador, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Brazil, Chili, Bolivia, and Peru. There are four female and two male dolls. All cut out dolls, three each on the inside front cover and the back cover. No. 324 Note: This is the same book as "Good Neighbors Paper Dolls, No. 2487" just without the  die-cut front cover and the fact that these are cut-out not punch out dolls. All interior pages and dolls are the same. Book Size: 13" x 11" Number of Dolls: 6 Doll Size: 10 1/4" No. of Costume Pages: 6 .
American Hair Fashions Inserts - New Looks Defined by American Hairdresser Magazine. .American Hairdresser.1946-1948 Berendsen Silk Co. Bangor, PA Martha 4 Foot, An-kle -Fit  Stockings, Will not Run. Robischon Corp. .New York.c1922
Four (4) different 3-fold inserts from the American Hairdresser, each featuring four trending styles.  The two from 1946 are sepia tinted and promote updos, primarily at the top of the head with smooth lines ending in waves and modified Victory rolls.  No captions. The 1947-48 are black and white images,each with a caption, such as neo-classic and angled part with styles coming off the top of the head.  Reverse is blank.  Each measures 10 3/4" x 32". . A two-fold advertising pamphlet promoting the all silk stocking guaranteed not to run.  The cover illustration depicts a woman in party attire with floor legs hatching from an egg.  Annotates a list of complaints received including It will not run It outwears 7 or more feet It fits about the anckle It's High-Point heel narrows the ankle It is not cloudy or streaked... Also includes care instructions should they require repair (??) ..  The back page further  promotes the product. Measures 4 1/4" x 3 3/8"..
Promotional Materials for Retailers - Princess and Maynard Corset Cos. Eliza Leslie Miss Leslie's Paper Doll Overlay. Miss Leslie's Magazine.Philadelphia, PA.1843
Two advertising leaflets designed for the retailer, not the consumer relating to corsets produced and sold by the Princess Corset Company and Maynard Corset Company. While independent companies the design format is similar.  The illustrations of the women featured in both the ads were based on photographs of real women wearing the corsets. The women themselves are mostly done in black and white (though some have a pink flesh tone on their upper body), while the corsets they are wearing are a light pink. The women are  set against a black backdrop, which makes them pop of the page, and draws the eye to the corset. The advertisement for the Princess Corset Company was designed to be sent in the mail, with space for an address and stamp, and unfolds into large flyer. It declares the items featured as "The Greatest Corset Idea in Years" and that the "prices defy [the] competition" and will help the retailer "make Bigger Profits". Item descriptions of both corsets and brassieres and their cost are featured. Sixteen (16) illustrations of women in corsets, with eighteen (18) smaller illustrations detailing the back of the corsets. Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/4" (folded) 20" x 12 1/2" (completely unfolded). The second item by the Maynard Corset Company is a tri-fold brochure, and is entitled "Why Can I Do This?" The title is explained on the back of the brochure in a "Personal Statement" by Chas. B. Maynard, President of the company. Essentially it states that although they have been in business for twenty five years, this is the first time they are selling directly to retailers rather than a "jobber and mail order houses". By cutting out the middle man Maynard assures the reader that they will never find a corset of "so LOW in PRICE and yet so HIGH in QUALITY". Item descriptions of both corsets and their cost are included. Thirteen (13) illustrations of women in corsets. The majority of corsets are pink in the illustrations, however there are few that are white. This doll is supposedly the first paper doll in a magazine. It was printed in "Miss Leslie's Magazine" which was a monthly women's magazine of literature and fashion that ran from January 1943 to July of 1846. In its first year of publication it was edited by Eliza Leslie before Timothy Arthur Shay took over. The magazine also underwent several name changes after its first year (The Ladies' Magazine of Literature, Fashion, and the Fine Arts in 1844 and Arthur's Ladies' Magazine in 1845) before it merged in 1846 with Godey's Lady's Book. The doll itself is known as the "City Bell", and is an overlay. The doll itself features a woman in white dress with floral accents, and overlay piece is her shawl and overcoat. This doll was published in "Miss Leslie' Magazine, Volume 1, 1843".  This doll has been cut away from the original overlay. Number of Dolls: 1 Doll Size: 5 1/4" No. of Pieces: 2 (Doll + outfit) .
 Two Fabric Labels - Balmoral Skirts - to be worn over Crinolines. .Philadelphia, PA.c 1860 Eben H. Norris and Buckton Nendick Denison's Make Up Guide: For Amateur & Professional. T.S. Denison & Company.Chicago, IL.1923
Two (2) different approximately 5 1/2" x 3 3/4"  fabric labels for balmoral skirts, worn over crinoline or hoop skirts.  The fabric was printed in bright colors and intended to be exposed beneath the outer skirt.  The first advertises Bruner's Balmoral Skirts of Philadelphia and depicts a courting couple.   The fabric was 144 x 45 inches.  The second depicts an elegant woman lifting her skirt to expose her balmoral skirt.  144 x 43 inches.  Both black and white litho with the only color being the exposed balmoral.  Reverse is blank.. The balmoral petticoat was a coloured petticoat that was intended to show at the hem of a drawn-up skirt for walking and sportswear in the 1860s and 1870s.  The balmoral petticoat could be worn over a hoopskirt or crinoline or have hoops built into the petticoat, and (according to some sources) include a horsehair stiffener as part of the petticoat itself. The most common Balmoral petticoat was red wool, often with 2-4 black stripes running around the hem.  Later in the 1860s there are mentions of balmoral petticoats in plaid or striped wool, and even cotton balmoral petticoats in the Americas. The balmoral petticoat was most popular at the height of the crinoline era, but quickly became a victim of its own popularity and practicality.  Fashion has never loved sensible garments, and balmoral petticoats were eminently sensible: warm, durable, easy to walk and move in.  They were adopted by all levels of society almost immediately (there are numerous mentions of slaves in the American South wearing balmoral petticoats in the 1860s), and quickly discarded by the upper levels of society.  A variant of the Balmoral petticoat (sans hooping) remained popular with older women and the less fashionable for decades after the crinoline was discarded.  As a result ‘red flannel petticoat’ became synonymous with provincial fashion and the elderly. - Source: Part stage make-up tutorial, part catalogue, this guide attempts to cover as many possible characters and necessities that could be wanted to put on a performance.  64 pages, the first 24 are dedicated to the make-up design for possible characters, for example from a basic "Old Man Type" to "The Indian" or "The Chinaman". Each design comes with suggested make-up material, which all can be conveniently found in the remaining pages. The material are divided into sections, like grease paint and wigs. There are illustrations throughout, mainly in the materials part, with visual representations of the wigs, beards, and props. There are also advertisements for plays that can be purchased separately through the publisher. Measures 7" x 4 3/4"..
Style Shop Paper Dolls. Saalfield.Akron OH.1943  Jane and Jill's New Frocks and Frills. The Regensteiner Corp.Chicago, IL.1925
An 11" x 11" book with four (4) "perfectly shaped" statuesque young women paper dolls on the covers adorned in undergarments.  The four (4) costume pages contain nip waist dresses and outfits. Most include a matching hat.  Also includes a wedding gown. There is one somewhat uncharacteristic outfit with loose fitting pants and sweater with a letter sweater. The border decorations are 1940s feminine niceties such as cosmetics, jewels, gloves, handkerchiefs and handbags-- each with a ribbon background. . A paper doll set containing two large dolls and outfits. The outfits of this doll are unique as the dresses' color serves as a hook to attach the clothing to the doll. This method of attaching dresses to dolls was patented by the Regensteiner Company. The dolls are meant to be cut out of the envelope, there is one on the front and one on the back. Costume pages are uncut. Envelope Size: 15 1/2" x 8 1/4" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 12" No. of Costume Pages: 6 .
 Van Housen's, Paper Favors and Accessories Specially Designed for Costuming and Decorating in a Pageant and Club work, Playlets, etc., A Trade Catalogue, No. 81. Van Housen.Chicago, IL.1920 Children as Advertising Pawns - Larkin Products Promotes Premium Clothing with Alice Thrifty Paper Doll. ..
A trade catalogue for the company call Van Housen, based in Chicago, which sold paper, mostly crepe paper, party favors, costumes and accessories. This items were intended for short time use, either as a Halloween costume, theater costume, or any sort costume parties such as Carnival Celebrations, Masquerade Dances or Football parades. While some of the items sold are complete costumes, such as the Chinaman, Merry-Go-Round Girl, King's Jester, and Spanish Girl, the majority are meant as accessories, such as hats, umbrellas, wants and wings. Several of the costume accessories sold are: minute man hat, farm straw hat, drum major hat, police office cap, puritan hat and collar, Chinese hat, Indian hat, Japan maid hat, and a bird hat. Each item is drawn in black and white, and featured on a model. For most of the culturally based costumes, such as Chinese or Indian hat, the model appears to have been drawn to represent that culture (or the stereotypical view of the culture), however the exception is the Japanese maid hat, which is clearly worn by a white woman. Other paper items sold are paper baskets, flowers, paper lanterns, paper decorations, and paper doilies. Additionally some of the items sold by Van Housen's were not made of paper such as small metal bells, noise makers, and waxed butterflies. The covers of the catalogue are in color and shows images of various costumed people at a party. On the back cover its states "Catalogue No. 81". 22 pgs. Pictorial wrappers. OCLC 0 (Dec. 2019). A 6" x 2 1/4" heavy stock paper doll named Alice.  The caption at top reads "Call mother's attention to the fact that the clothes which the Thrifty family wear are exact copies of real clothing, given as Premiums in the Larkin Spring and Summer Catalog.  The two costume sheets for Alice further promote clothes premiums that replicate the costumes..
Cot y Arraut/ La Filosofia (The Philosophy) - 1910s Barcelona Fashion with fine illustrations.. R. Tobella.Barcelona.1917 Hotel L'Empire Menu for the Hotel de L'Empire Restaurant. MP Marcel Picardo.Paris, France.894
There are 8 leaves, 6 leaves of which are on regular paper and feature featuring black and white fashion renderings- women in and children in current fashion of the time.  The last two leaves are printed on heavy card stock and have partially embossed/stamped color woodblock illustrations of 19th century fashion, and on the verso, prices and description of the line. There is also additional product information on the inside wrappers. The outer wrapper has a elaborate yet whimsical color woodblock depiction of a 19th century  street scene with several figures walking and three stain glass windows in the background. Deckled edge illustrated wraps and red string binding. The woodblock illustrations are signed by Cesar, while the black and white fashion renderings are signed by another indecipherable  individual.   Not located in OCLC. Feb 2019. Measures 9" x 6 1/2". A single fold menu for Hotel de L'Empire located in Paris, France. The menu is most likely for their hotel restaurant and is dated June 12, 1902. That night dinners had a choice been Turbot (fish) in a cream sauce or chicken. The hotel was located at No. 7 Rue Daunou and is no longer in existence (though there is a hotel by the same name currently in Paris). The menu also has an advertisement for Redfern, a store in Paris that sold Furs, Robes, Dresses, Manteaux (coats), Lingerie and Trousseaux. Refern was a British tailoring firm founded in 1855 by John Redfern that had several stores across Europe. Its Paris extension was operated as a couture establishment which developed into a leading European Couture house, while its other branches were mostly tailors and/or importers. The Paris branch closed in 1940. The menu, as well as advertisement, have gilded decorative elements with the Refern advertisement  featuring a high society lady dressed in a fashionable attire, and the menu depicting a hunting scene with a dog, rifle, and dead hare. Measures 9" x 8 1/4".
Two (2)Thread Samples Sets with 63 Different Colors. J & P Coats and Gudebrod Brothers Company..c1880 Maude Adams in L'Aiglon; A Pictorial Souvenir published with the authorization of Mr. Charles Frohman with Cabinet Card of Adams. Russell.New York.1900
The first sample thread set in this collection was produced by J & P Coats, and has 21 different shades of spool cotton thread. On the front cover is an image of two women seating in a field, with one sewing something in her lap. On the back cover is a spool of thread tied to a flowering branch with tiny birds flying around it. The sample set is a single fold booklet, with the samples wound around hard chips of paper. The thread is done so tightly that the thread samples almost look like they are paint samples. Additionally instead of numbers to identify the shades of thread, they have be named. For example: Van Dyke Brown, Dark Steel, Dregs of Wine, Light Prune, and Sapphire. Single fold with manufactured tape binding. Measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". The second of the sample thread sets was made by Gudebrod Brothers Company (successors to Cutter Silk Manufacturing Company) and has 42 different shades of spool silk and twist  thread. The front of the sample set has the company information on it while the back cover lists some information on the product, along with the tag line "leading spool silk for generations". On the front cover, written in pencil is "April 1902". The Gudebrod Brothers renamed their company in 1895 (several years after purchasing Cutter Silk Manufacturing Company), so it is unclear if this is the date of the sample set or if it was written on at a later date. 4 pages. Measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/4".. Unnumbered. Paper wraps. Pictorial souvenir of Maude Adams in L'Aiglon.  Cover illustration by Ernest Haskell. Accompanied by a cabinet card of Adams as L'Aiglon. 12" x 9 1/4" 6 1/2" x 4 1/4" (cabinet card). Edge wear on cover.
 Tailor Album,Saison D'Hiver (Winter Season), Vol. XXII, No. 7, 1901-1902. H. & B. Sirotta.New York.1901-1902 Dr. Jaeger's Sanitary Woolen System Co. --Jaeger the Standard Underwear of the World.  Nineteenth Edition
A collection of Fifteen (15) plates featuring current fashion for the Winter season. Each plate contains color and black and white illustrations of clothing and accessories. Daydou Fils, Editeur, Paris 12" x 8 3/4". toning on edges, unbound papers 48 pp. catalogue.  Illustrated  Concludes with index.  A full system of woolen underwear made suitable for summer wear.  Includes clothing for men, women and children. Men's items a and includes such items as the men's normal sanatory combination suit, chest protectors, smoking jackets and camel's hair velour slippers.  Women's items include Sanatory undervests, normal sanatory drawers,  woolen knitted negligee corset and woolen hosiery.  Children's wear includes infants bandages, Gertrude Suit, sleeping combination suits and  knitted knee warmer.  Also include medical devices such as abdominal and girder belts.  Many other products, all include sizing and pricing information and a narrative description.  Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/2".
Robert and Thomas Dunker These are the Heels and Whoreshoes. Scum Publishing Company.Hermosa Beach, CA.1967 9 Different Promotional Cards depicting Young Girls Cloaks - Hartford Cloak Store -- Our Own Styles
Written by Thomas and illustrated by Robert, a pair of ex-military brothers, this 56 page booklet is full of humorous shoe puns and political jokes. One joke in the book depicts a pair of leather dress shoes surrounded by several pairs of cowboy boots with the caption "That's all you see in Washington (DC) these days." Another joke shows a male's dressing shoe with a cracked rubber sole on top of a woman's high heel shoe with the caption "My God, Cynthia. The rubber broke!". Yet another depicts a police man's boot facing a pair of skates with the caption "Young Lady, aren't you pretty young to be driving?" Some of the jokes are meant to be offensive as well, such as one joke depicting an older man's shoe and a younger girl's shoe with the caption "Little Girl, would you like some candy?" The drawings in this booklet are done in a cartoon style of black and white line drawings, and it is unclear if it was meant to be colored in or not by the reader. This book was intended to be a renewal gift for a magazine entitled "Horseshit, the Offensive Review" that was also written and illustrated by the Dunkers. The last few pages of the booklet feature advertisements for the magazine as well as a tear out subscription form. Yellow wrappers. Measures 7" x 5". Nine (9) different front and back views of coasts for adolescent girls. The look of sophisicated youth The reverse of half of the cards is blank, the other's promote the Hartford Cloak Store, G. O. Sawyer & Co., Hartford CT and their new Domans, Newmarkets, Langtry's, Walking Jackets, Havelocks, Sacques, &c.  Measures 6" x 3 5/8".  Beatty & Foret Litho. NY. Few with light scrapbook residue and clue stains on reverse..
Fine Promotional Booklet What She Wears- Migel Quality Silks with Calendar Pages for 1908 - The Modern Woman in Silk. M. C. Migel & Co..New York & Paris.1908 Betty Campbell Boxed Set - The Costume Party Dolls to Dress w A Story of the Dolls and Their Masquerades by Susan S. Popper. Sam'l Gabriel & Sons Co. No. D137.New York.[1940s]
8 French-fold pp. with silk screened crane on wraps.  The paper for the cover is laid paper with chain lines. The paper for the booklet  is more of a washi paper with chain lines. All quite striking.   The booklet describes the fine silks produced by the company and the various silk types that include Mandarin, Pagoda, Tussorah, Shantoong, Montora and Song-o-Silk.  Line drawn in text illustrations relevant to the silk being discussed.   It concludes with the meaning of colors e.g. Blue, or the sapphire, expresses heaven, the firmament, truth from a celestial origin, the color denoting constancy, fidelity.  This is accompanied by six (6) lithograph light stock calendar pages, each depicting a stately woman, drawn in the style of Charles Dana Gibson adorned in a garment made of silk.  Each page also has two calendar months for 1908 and is captioned " The Mandarin, Pagoda, Tussorah, Shantoong, Montora or Song-o-Silk Girl", each in the colors described in the meaning of colors section.   Calendar pages tuck neatly into the booklet. Booklet measures 9 1/4" x 5 1/8".. What woman wouldn't want to purchase a garment of Migel silk and magically look like one of the influencers on the calendar pages. Two (2) 8" die-cut paper dolls; one blond, Phyllis and one brunette, Patricia. with wooden bases (one lacking). The costumes  for Blond Phyllis include American Costume of 1860 - "Betsy Ann" American Costume - "Jenny Lind" Czechoslovak Costume "Magda" Chinese Costume "Ming Toy" Spanish Costume "Dolores" Gainsborough Costume "Blue Boy" Costumes for Brunette Patricia include English Costume of 1860 - "Lady Sybil" Hungarian Costume "Katuska" Japanese Costume "O-Tama-San" Lawrence Costume "Pinkie" Indian Costume "Little Faun" Dutch Costume "Hilletje" Each of the costumes has a separate sheet with the head and hat of the doll to place over the head of the paper dolls.  All are uncut with the exception Hungarian "Katuska" and "Jenny Lind". That said, the background portions of the sheets have been retained.  Each page in captioned with the name of the character. Includes a 32pp (unnumbered) booklet by  Susan Popper explaining what a costume party is and introducing each of the characters and explaining their costumes. Measures 5" x 4". The 10 3/4" x 16 1/2" pressed board box has an applied litho cover depicting all of the characters descending a staircase. .
Hilda Miloche & Wilma Kane Teen Gal Cut Out Dolls, Around the Clock with Peg and Dot. Whitman Publishing Co..Racine , WI.1943 Schnittmuster für eine Porzellan-Badepuppe - templates sewing patterns & instructions for making doll's beachwear wardrobe. Unknown.Printed in Germany.[1890]
Two punch out dolls, Peg and Dot, with six (6) uncut color costume pages. Each outfit on the pages is label the correct corresponding doll. The outfits are designed around the appropriate attire for teens to wear at different times of the day. Each page has an illustration of a clock with the time on it to denote when the fashions on the page can be worn. The outfits include everything form bath robes in the morning, dresses for afternoon tea, school and dance class outfits, evening wear, before dinner playtime outfits and sleep wear. Die cut front cover of an ornate clock. Peggy is the doll beneath this die cut, while dot is on the back cover. 6 costume pages. 2 dolls measuring 11 inches. No. 980. Measures 13" x 10 3/4".. Gilt stamped portfolio with  silk ribbon closure and including an uncut folded sewing patterns, color illustration of the costumes and an 8 pp instructions for making an 18.5 cm porcelain doll's beachwear. The portfolio measures .
Retrospective of 1960s Fashion - from Pill Box Hat to the Mod Movement by Vogue and the May Co.. May Co...1960s  A pencil drawn kimono pattern with ornate decoration including serpents, coy, a stormy sea, heron overhead and more. .c1920s.
A total of four (4) single-fold brochures from Vogue and the May Co.  The first is fashion loves a leading lady and includes 44 styles and pattern information from early 60s pill box hat era and promotes Vogue pattern at the May Co.  The second  is sponsored by  "The New Broadway-Hollywood" and Vogue and is a program for their semi-annual fabric-pattern revue spotlighting Double-up Fashions.  Includes lists of patterns, descriptions and pattern price.  The third introduces Mod Fashions at the May co.  international fashion-fabric show "one world of fashion" striking black and white cover with 23 fashions displayed with descriptions and pattern pricing. Many of the patterns were created by famous designers of the day. The final is printed on coated stock with a fashion forward woman in an orange jumpsuit with  a psychedelic flower and promotes May Co.s  "the Bright Fantastics" a Vogue Fashion-Fabric Show. Depicts 20 fashions with variations and the standard information.  Four groups - The Beautiful Blondes, Pants on the Move: in Town and at Home, The Sun Kist Colors and The Wild Prints.  this brochure is printed in orange and black inks. This is the largest and measures 1/4" x 9 1/2. . What appears to be a complete handmade paper pattern for a kimono complete with hand penciled design for embroidery or appliqué that includes scenes of a violent sea, sea serpents, herons flying above a sailing vessel and more.  Proposed colors have been penciled on the pattern. The back piece measures 48" x 32". Reverse is blank.  Appears to be from the 1950s.  .
  1961 Handwork or Sewing Decorating Technique Student Sample Book , Belgium . .Bocholt, Belgium.1961  3 Lg Format Sample Swatch Folios for  Dimity, Voile and Batiste Cottons. Bedford Mills.New York .1920s
Large format with pen and ink cover decoration. Includes ten (10) pages with seventeen (17) different samples. Each sample is captioned identifying the work and is accompanied by a magazine cut-out showing an example of the work on a garment. 11” x 14 ½”. Meticulous work. Minimal cover wear. . 3 single-fold cards with fabric swatches or sampled of various types of fine weave cotton.  The larger two are from Bedford Mills and include 35-36 Inch Turin printed Dimity (2009)  and 34-40 Inch Orduna Viole Printed (3019), each with a 12" x 7 1/2" sample and five smaller triangles of the fabric in various colors.  The third is from an unidentified company and is 38-39 inch Blossom Batiste Tub Fast (327) with a slightly smaller rectangular smaple and 4 triangles in various colors.  The larger measure 13 3/4" x 8 1/2". . Fading and corner chips on Bedford covers.
 The Crinoline Hoops; Or, Who's Your Cooper. W. Pratt.Digbeth, Birmingham, UK.c859  2 Die-cut Hat Cataloguse - Ladies and Children's Hats  H. O'Neill & Co., New York . E. Wells Sachett & Ranson.New York.c1880s
Woodcut of a well dressed yet sizable woman obviously wearing crinoline beneath her dress. Yet another parody on the oft maligned crinoline, but worse yet discrimination as it relates to size.. The chorus reads What dresses now the ladies have, It really is surprising, Who is your Cooper, Poll? It must be agonizing,-- That you can't find a Crinoline; Kick up a jolly row there, Knock the hoops from off the washing tubs To swing below your trousers Printed in two columns.  Marked 767 at lower right. T.M. Gresley, June 1859 penned upper left. Printed on tissue. Reverse is blank. Measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/2". . A pair of souvenir catalogues especially designed to illustrate some of their numerous styles of trimmed and untrimmed bonnets and hats.  The first is an 8 1/2" x 3" die-cut book in the shape of child with an illustration of a girl on the front cover and a boy on the back.  The cover is lightly embossed Fall and Winter.  The department store also features a full line of clothing accessories and household products not included in this catalog.  Each page has an illustration of an individual wearing a trimmed hat and a second unadorned hat. Each with a model number. c1880s. Printed by E. Wells Sachett & Ranson, NY. The second is 7 1/8" x 4 1/2"  with a die-cut circle at base with embossed images of different little girls on the front and back covers.  This catalog is in the same format but limited to hats for adult women.  The center pages list the various departments and includes such things as imported costumes, dolmans, wraps &c.   Printed by Sackett, Wilhelms  Betzig, NY..
Charlotte nostrand Decorative Arts Project - Finnish influence on today's styles . ..1940  Two Near Identical Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls - One made in 1856, the other 1905. ..
Heavy board with yarn bounding.   Typewritten commentary describing each watercolor illustration beginning with fashions from 1810 through 1870 (Plates I-IX) depicting Finnish garb or "Sulkava". The remaining plates (X-IVX) are modern adaptations of the earlier styles.  The final plate is cut paper silhouettes.  A well executed and informative project completed by a University of California student.  Measures 12 1/2" x 9 1/2".. A 6 1/2" handmade paper dolls with fine brown ringlets dressed in pantaloons and a slip (pencil drawn) and brown watercolor shoes.  Her top fold costumes are pink and rose dress with a white pinafore. One with faint polka-dots; the other plain - each with different ruffle at base of  pinafore. Accompanied by a Rose trimmed bonnet with a pink ribbon. A second near identical doll presumably was created in 1906, as a note on the reverse reads "50 years old 1906"..
Mark's Crinoline Sketches - Chimney Sweep  Admires Leg Sighting Beneath Crinoline. S. Marks & Sons.London .1850s Mark's Crinoline Sketches - Crinoline Amusement. S. Marks & Sons.London .1850s
Title caption reads Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shame on him who thinks ill of it”.) (Motto of the Order of the Garter). A hand colored lithograph depicting a woman tying her shoe causing her crinoline to rise and expose her other leg.  A nearby chimney sweep quips "Oh Gemini there's a leg! how they show those things, 'of airy lightness, and don't the wells' like to see them that's all!".  Reverse is blank.  Measures 10"  x 7". No OCLC or other online reference (August 2018). The crinoline, an oft mocked undergarment became a subject matter portrayed by S. Marks & Sons in the same manner as the vinegar valentine. Title caption reads Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shame on him who thinks ill of it”.) (Motto of the Order of the Garter).  W. H. Harrisoon illustrator.   A hand colored lithograph depicting a woman playing with a hoop and dog; the edge of her crinoline is exposed.  A nearby man looks on. "Now Toby, your first performance, is to do! Jump through this Hoop, with Hoop de Dooden Doo!". Apparently the dog misinterpreted which hoop to jump through.  Reverse is blank.  Measures 8 1/4"  x 7 1/2". No OCLC or other online reference (August 2018). The crinoline, an oft mocked undergarment became a subject matter portrayed by S. Marks & Sons in the same manner as the vinegar valentine.
The Education of Mr. Pipp.  Charles Dana Gibson R.H. Russell New York Watercolor Silhouette of Elegant Lady holding Nosegay. ..c1848
unpaginated, brown cloth gilt title, black and white sketches throughout mixed with minimal text, enclosed in matching cloth gilt box. This truly unique book describes Mr. Pipp's travels with "Mrs. Pipp and the girls" through London, Paris, America, the Riviera, Italy, Monte Carlo and the adventures and people they encounter both on he trip and once returning home to England. Reverse of title page explains first eight scenes of Mr. Pipp's career originally published in "Sketches and Cartoons". This volume is the fourth in the regular series, the first three include "Drawings by C.D. Gibson" "Pictures of People" and "Sketches and Cartoons." 17 3/4" x 11 3/4" A 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" card with a  finely detailed 2 1/2" watercolor silhouette of a proper women.  Note the detailing of her hair, earring, finger ring and nosegay bouquet.   Applied paper on reverse is written in German and dated 1848..
Jane Langton Original Art - 2 Watercolor Paper Dolls and Costumes in Stylized 1850s attire. ..  Catalog of Stock Prints & Cuts - Parisian Novelty Co., Chicago. Parisian Novelty C.Chicago, IL.1917-1923
Four (4) original watercolor designs are attributed to Jane Langton while a graduate student at Radcliffe. Although not signed they were given to the previous owner by Ms. Langton as her work. Finely detailed well executed art. Created on art board, each measures 12" x 8 1/2".  . Jane Gillson Langton (1922-) is an American writer and author of children's literature and mystery novels. She both writes and illustrates her novels. Previous owner indicated they came with a note "I made these tiresomely stylized dolls when a graduate student at Radcliffe, about 1946" 20pp. Printed on dark green paper, cover has a small illustration of the Parisian Novelty Company building, printed between the title and publisher. An important maker of celluloid compacts and vanity cases in the 1920s, as well as celluloid backed hand advertising mirrors and advertising pin back buttons in the early to mid 1900s. The cuts were to be to create the the surface on of the products. Each page has a sheet of examples to choose from attached: some sheets are layered on top of one another, and a few others are loose. Parisian Novelty, established in Chicago in 1898, produced novelty items, such as toys used for advertising. This catalog has hundreds of examples of the various illustrations which could be used , coming in a variety of shapes and sizes to match the products they were used on.  Measures 10" x 7"..
Fanny's First Flirtation - Dressed Paper Doll.  Peterson's Magazine 1872 . .. Geraldine S Kurnentz Schrier Ladieswear Garment Patterns: Coursework of Gerri Kurnentz from the Fashion Institute of Technology. .New York, New York.c1957
A copper engraving cut-out from the February 1872 Peterson's Magazine that has been dressed in both paper and fabric.  It is captioned "Fanny's First Flirtation".   Sight view 7 3/8" x 6".  Housed in period frame which measures 9" x 8". When researching the image an editor's note from Peterson's reads "This charming engraving, published in our February number, receives praise everywhere.   The New Jersey Enterprise says, 'What a Frenchman would call, but what some of our juvenescent Americans translate 'the piece of resistance'... This binder belonged to Geraldine "Gerri" Kurnentz during her time as a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. The binder contains two distinct courses on ladies wear garments and their corresponding work. Each section starts with the syllabus for the course, followed by Gerri's work and various handouts. These typed syllabus and instructional handouts provided by the school are often stamped with her teacher's name, such as N. Angelier (Nancy L Angelier) and F Leto. The two courses featured in this binder are Pattern Drafting and Design taught by Angelier and Apparel Design, taught by Leto. The coursework often consists of hand-drawn miniature patterns- drawn to scale- which are pasted or pinned onto graph paper. On particularly difficult tasked, such as the inclusion of a notched collar, multiple tiny pattern pieces are affixed to the drawn pattern with straight pins.  At times these patterns are also made from canvas or tracing paper which has been pinned into the graph paper. Along with the patterns are her notes and magazine cutouts of illustrations of the articles of clothing she was attempting to make. Interspersed between all of this are a few newspaper articles she found interesting and a few fashion sketches. It is unclear if these sketches are Gerri's original designs or simply sketches of the dresses she was trying to create. Some of the techniques and/or patterns she learned in these two courses are:  a Notched collar, a Dolman Sleeve, a Ragian Sleeve, a elongated armhole, a petal skirt, and a princess dress. 2 in, 3 ring binder with blue fabric covers. The pages of the binder are encased in plastic sleeve inserts, of which there are 67 (including the one on the front cover).  As such there are approximately 134 (a few plastic inserts are single sided). The binder dates from the mid 1950s, but no later than 1958, as Gerri was married in that year and her name changed to Schrier.  Measures 11 1/2" x 10 1/2". Geraldine "Gerri" S Kurnentz was born on September 3, 1938 to Sidney Kurnentz and Bessie Kurnentz nee Schwartz. She married Richard Schrier in New York in 1958. She eventually moved to New Jersey and had at least two children. Gerri died on July 3 2017.
 Four Part Presentation Piece  Data on Cooperation between Employers and Employees, United Shoe Machinery Company,  Excellent Presentation. .Beverly, MA.c1915 Crinoline Sketches - Pussy and Kittens Quite at Home. S. Marks & Sons.London .1850s
The introductory piece is addressed to Librarians explaining the purpose of the presentation as being a representation of an actual operation and of proved mutual advantages as an adjunct to all of the theoretical works on the subject found in libraries. The second piece with an Egyptian motif cover is titled "The Story of Three Partners" a 50 pp booklet. The three partners are self-preservation, self-perpetuation and the secret of success "Service". A comprehensive narrative on the philosophies and workings of the company illustrated with images from photographs including not only the company's works and machinery but the recreations facilities and some of the activities available the employees. The third piece with a cover done in the style of M.C. Escher is titled "Efficiency Through Hygiene" an 18 pp booklet explaining the importance of proper light, air, heat, sanitary conveniences water and effective safety devices employed at the factory. Diagrams and images from photographs show "how simple a large plant with satisfactory conditions can be brought about".  The cover illustrates the interior of a typical building drawn in exact mathematical proportions. The plant comprises sixteen building of reinforced concrete construction with floor space of more than twenty-one (21) acres. The fourth piece with a multicolor sphere or globe on the cover is titled "The Ball " The universal Symbol of Play. "Good Sport-Good Health-Good Work" a 50 pp demonstrating the numerous social activities, sporting events and more provided by the company.  Numerous fold-out pages with images from photographs of activities. Houses in a 13" x 10" slip case designed for the presentation. . A hand colored lithograph depicting a sleeping woman with mother cat and kittens playing beneath her crinoline.  A nearby maid quips "Lawk a daisy me! Won't Misses jump when she wakes to find Pussy and Kittens under her Crinoline".  Reverse is blank.  Measures 12"  x 8 1/2". No OCLC or other online reference (August 2018). The crinoline, an oft mocked undergarment became a subject matter portrayed by S. Marks & Sons in the same manner as the vinegar valentine.
Barbara Plummer & Barbara Barnett A Collection of 28 Paper Doll Sets by the Jones Sisters. 1987-2011 Japanese Book with 58 Different Wood Block Plates of Kimonos with Colorful Patterns and Designs from Nature c1880. ..
This collection of 28 paper dolls by the Jones Sisters, a pair of women, named Barbara Plummer and Barbara Barnett, who designed paper dolls. The majority of the collection are limited edition runs that were sold at the yearly Paper Doll Convention. The collection date from 1987-2011, with the bulk of them dating from the late 1980s. What is unique about these paper dolls are the outfits, as the majority of them are constructed from wall paper. The wall paper is used as 'fabric patterns' to form the base of the design, and are flushed out with ink and color markers. The collection has been organized into four categories: Military, Career,  Fashion and Miscellaneous. Each paper doll set contains one, uncut paper doll and a variety of cut (by the designer) outfits and accessories. Two of the sets have two dolls - a mother and daughter pair, and a child and doll pairing. Each set comes with a title page with the name of the doll, its series (were applicable), date (three of the dolls sets in the collection are undated) and designer. Often times the title page would also list if any portion of the sales of the dolls were going to a charity, such the American Cancer Society, Make a Wish Foundation, Breast Cancer Research and Multiple Sclerosis. The sets are stored in a custom made wallpaper folder. Three of the paper doll sets in the collection, under the Military category, do not have the same design aesthetic and packaging. One was made in 2002, and feature uncut outfits, not made with wallpaper. The doll itself has its look based off of a real female combat pilot, and her outfits span several centuries, and comes in pairs. Each period represented include one fashion outfit and one combat or nursing outfit. The other two were made by Barbara Barnett in 2011 for the Paper Doll Convention in Dayton, OH. They both are Military women, (WAC: Women's Army Corp & SPAR: Semper Paraus Always Ready, the USGS Women's Reserve Force), and each set features two uncut pages of a paper doll, and her outfit/accessories. These pages are printed copies of dolls that look like they were drawn by ink and marker, without the use of wallpaper like the rest of the sets in the collection. During the over thirty year span Barnett and Plummer worked together, they alternatively worked under the names of the Jones Sisters and Two Bs' Design. Some of the items in this collection are made solely by Barnett. A database of the dolls is available upon request. Measures (wallpaper folder) 8 3/4" x 5 3/4" . Soft cover with 30 two-sided leaves featuring 58 different kimono designs.  Includes intricate and complicated geometric designs, some floral based, some of earth elements, cranes, architecture and more.  Each is displayed as the design on a kimono.  Measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/4". .
A booklet collection of 25 Cut Paper Characters with Numerous hand made costumes. .France.c1860 Handmade Pith Paper Woman with Overlay Costumes - 8 Nationalities. [1860s]
Housed in an 8 1/2" x 6 3/4" plain blue booklet that when opened reveals a collection of 25 cut-out paper characters from fashion plates.  Each of the characters has been affixed to a page and captioned with the name of an individual and their age. The child who created the book then created hand made costumes for each of the characters.  They are meticulously constructed with applied or hand drawn details. - one doll or character Mathilde Louise Baumgarten, 13 years old has 6 costumes.   Many are constructed from printed papers while others are watercolor or pen and ink. A charming selection of dolls and costumes.. A 3 1/8" somewhat naive watercolor paper doll drawn and cut from pith paper and applied to a plain paper backing. Also includes eight (8) different costumes of various nationalities including Old English, Bohemian, Polish, Circassian, Russian, Italian, Chinese and Prussian.  Each in traditional attire with head ware. Each captioned at base.Reverse is blank.  Overlays measure 5" x 3 1/2".
Prang Album with 24 Life of Childhood Album Cards Promotional Materials - A Visual Narrative Told in 26 Oversized Pictures - The Daroff - Botany 500 Apparel Co.
A 5" x 4 4/8" stamped cloth on board album with  concertina style pages intended for inserting Louis Prang album cards.  This album includes all cards from the Life of Childhood series.  Part 1 and Part 2.  There are a total of 24 cards, filling all of the slots in the album.  Each full color lithograph card depicts an image of a child with a relevant caption. They include Awakening, Christmas Morning, Courage, Enterprise, Expectation, In the Meadow, Playing, Pluck, The First Walk, The Orphan, The Pet, The Pond, Brother & Sister, Caught in a Shower, Crossing the Brook, Early Vanity,Into the Honey Pot, Joy, Mother Darling, Mother's Joy, Playmates, Sorrow, Sweet Sweet Sleep and The Morning Greeting.  Also included is the wrapper for the Part 2 Life of Childhood card series. Note the first 12 cards have a white background, with the remaining 12 a creme colored background.  Most likely the difference between Part 1 and Part 2.  2 3/4" x 4 3/4".  Cards 4" x 2 1/2".   OCLC- 1 for Part 1 of Life of Childhood only (Nov 2020),
Promotional Material for Urlings Flaxen Thread Lace including Samples of Urling's Lace and Threads compared to Common Lace and Threads. . .London .1817 Four (4) Portrait Miniatures of German Linen Weavers
A printed promotional sheet for Geo. Fred Urlings & Co. Urling's Lace by the King's Royl Letters Patent. 147 Strand near Somerset House.  c1817. A printed letter  announcing the relocation of their lace business.   Of particualr interest is the placement of actual threads and lace in the "window" of the new building.  The reverse announces the appointment of Urling as the Manufacturer of Flawen Thread Lace to the King.  Measures 9" x 12". . Edge wear and toning. Each of the four is a silhouette profile of an individual linen weaver with penciled inscriptions identifying each by name and with the profession of linen weaver.  Dated 1853, 1854, and 1855.  The fourth is undated.  Speculation is that these may have been given as an annual honor or acknowledgment for service. Largest measures 4” x 4 ¾”.   Housed in heavy board and glass  self frame.  Two corner cracks on one glass. .
Silk Menu - Dinner in honour of HRH Prince Henry of Prussia Tendered by the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung to the American Press, Feb. 26, 1902 + Programme A Fine Box with Imagery of 2 Lovely Young Ladies in a Rose Garden on the Cover and 20 Trinket Boxes within- European Women c1840. One box with corner repair.  Light warping from storage in dry environment.

A 12" 5 1/2" silk menu with a color illustration of HRH Prince Henry of Prussia. Fare included Oysters, Terrapin Philadelphia Style, Sweetbread, New Century and much more.Various wines and liqueurs served through. The dinner was to introduce the Prince to the American press. Also includes an unpaginated Official Program of Prince Henry's visit to the United States, published in English and German. Press of Voelcker Brothers, Cooper Square NY. It appears he was hosted by Miss Alice Roosevelt. . Prince Henry of Prussia (1862–1929) Prinz Albert Wilhelm Heinrich von Preußen or Prince Henry of Prussia, Generalinspekteur der Marine (born Albert Wilhelm Heinrich, 14 August 1862 – 20 April 1929) was a younger brother of German Emperor William II and a Prince of Prussia. A career naval officer, he held various commands in the Imperial German Navy and eventually rose to the rank of Grand Admiral. Henry had little in common with his brother, the German Emperor. He lacked, for example, William II's erratic nature and egotism. The prince was truly popular in Northern Germany, and on account of his humble and open manner was beloved by those under his command. On foreign travels, he was a good diplomat, who, unlike his brother, was able to strike the right tone. Thus, on his 1902 trip to the United States, Henry made a favorable impression with the critical American press and succeeded in winning the sympathy of more than just the numerous German-American segment of the population. (Wikipedia)
A 10 1/2" x 8 1/4" pressed board box with applied lithograph on the front cover depicting two young women musing while standing arm in arm in a rose garden. The surprise within the box is 20 trinket boxes each 2 5/8" x 1 1/2".  Each pressed board box is covered with embossed gilt paper with an applied litho on the top of prodominantly a woman or women posed in outdoor scenes.  Two of the boxes depicting courting couples.  One is in the style of the Marie Taglioni fairy.  Each box designed with the sole purpose of retaining ones tiny keepsakes and treasures. A joy to be received by any young woman.  One box with corner repair.  Light warping from storage in dry environment.
 Fine Watercolor of Regency Era Woman with 14 Ethnic, Regional or Occupational Overlays of Women. ..1820s
A finely executed watercolor of a Regency era women with 14 intricately detailed watercolor overlays.  Each character is identified by the artist at the upper left.  They include Tyrolise A Peasant of Lucerne Consimiere de Bernes Bas Breton A Dutch Peasant A Chinese Lady Joan of Arc A Dutch Peasant A Lady After Vandyke A Circassian Lady A Russian Lady A Billingsgate Fisherwoman Bernoise Blanchisseuse de Paris Housed in a loose-leaf folder..