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Brenda Sneathen Mattox Victorian Bride and her Trousseau Paper Doll. Dover Publications Inc.New York.1994 Supplement to Harper's Bazar 1890s
The book contains clothes for two dolls, a bride named Jessamine and her Maid of Honor named Jacintha. Along with a Victorian wedding dress and bridesmaid dress there are several other outfits. Each outfit is labeled with the style of dress, such as "Afternoon Dress", "Promenade Dress", "Riding Habit" and "Negligee". Two cut out dolls on a cover flap. Book Size: 12 1/4" x 9 1/4" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 8 . A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar, June 3, 1899, titled  Paris Midsummer Walking Dress.  Illustrated by  Ethel Rose.
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A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar,  August 14, 1897 , titled  Summer-Resort Toilette,  Illustrated by G. Rappetti. A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar, April 1, 1899, titled  Beige Cloth and Plaid Walking Costume, Illustrated by Ethel Rose.
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A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar,  November 6, 1897, titled Winter Fashions-Braided Cloth Gown . A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar, December 17, 1898, titled  Paris Walking Costume,.  Illustrated by  Ethel Rose.
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A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar,  July 2, 1898, titled  Summer Toilette of Leaf-Green and Mauve Foulard. 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.
Supplement to Harper's Bazar 1890s Sandra Vanderpool Molly Brown, A Paper Doll. ..1991
A 16" x 11" lithograph supplement to Harper's Bazar,  February 4, 1899 , titled Green Cloth Street Costume.  Illustrated by Ethel Rose. 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 .
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 Bruce Patrick Jones The Beauties of Bollywood, Glamour and Drama in the Cinema of  India. .2004.
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 This paper doll book features four different Bollywood stars and costumes that they wore in some of their movies. The stars featured in this book are: Alman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Sushmita Sen. The costumes portrayed in this book are from the following films: Dastak, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Devdas, Mission Kashmir, Fiza, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, and Radheshyam Sitaram. This book was designed by Bruce Patrick Jones as a souvenir  for the 2004 Paper Doll Convention in Providence, RI. The theme of this convention was 'Cavalcade of Stars'. Four cut out dolls. Book Size: 12" x 9" Number of Dolls: 4 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 6 (includes cover page that has one outfit) .
 Bride and Groom, Wedding and Trousseau Clothes. Western Publishing Company.Racine.1963 Bruce Patrick Jones Leyendecker: The Look, A Tribute to Joseph Christian Leyendecker. ..2010
A bride and groom paper dolls, with their wedding and honeymoon attire. This honeymoon attire includes formal wear for fancy dinners and shows, more causal wear or sight seeing, and swim wear for the beach. No. 1818-F Book Size: 11" x 8 1/4" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size:8 3/4" No. of Costume Pages: 8 . 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) .
Brenda Sneathen Mattox 18th Century Hollywood. ..2002 Brenda Sneathen (Mattox) 100 Years of Bridesmaids 1892-1992 No.33782
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 . 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) .
Sandra Vanderpool Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea Paper Dolls. ..N.D.  Mode & Roman, Weekly French Art Deco Fashion Magazine - Patterns, Novellette, Features July 1934. ..
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 . 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
Studd and Millinngton's "Toga Coats" The Farce of Fashion.  James Riddell  and John Berry Riddle Book LTD London c. 1945
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" 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
 Glamour Parade, Paper Dolls No. 184. Stephens Publishing Co.Sandusky, OH. Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of a Shoe Heel Promoting Wire Grip Fastening Co. . .Boston.n.d.
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 . 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. .
 Glamour Models, Paper Dolls No. 177. Stephens Publishing Co.Sandusky, OH.  Promotional Card and Measurement Card - The Flynt Waist, or True Corset, Boston 1876.
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 . 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.
Cornwell’s Improved Self Fitting Chart for Cutting Ladies’, Misses’, and Children’s Dresses, Cloaks, Basques & Postillions. Philadelphia 1877.. .. Eye Appeal means Buy Appeal - Ajustrite Dress Form. Gerstein Bros. Mfg. Corp.New York.
Illustrated paper covers. Illustration on front depicts Mrs. Cornwell and Willett Cornwell. Back cover depicts woman being measured for a garment. 32 pp. with illustrations of patterns and instructions. Measures 3 ¾” x 6”. . Text block separated from covers. 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..
 Gay and Gail, Glamorous Clothes Paper Dolls. Merrill Publishing Company.Chicago.1953  Tuesday Weld, Teenage Sweetheart of the Movies. Saalfield Publishing.Akron, Oh.1961
Two female paper dolls named Gay and Gail, with a variety of outfits from casual wear to formal wear. There is one punch out paper doll on both the front and back covers. No. 1557.  Book Size: 12 1/4" x 10 1/4". Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 11 1/2" No. of Costume Pages: 6 . Tuesday Weld was an American actress perhaps best known for her role in "The Cincinnati Kid". The covers states "Her Complete Wardrobe for dates, parties, and sports", however none of the outfits appear to be the 'traditional' sports wear. The only ones that come close are  pair of sweaters and plaid shorts. Not in book format, but rather a die-cut cardboard sheet has two punch out dolls with a window and detached folded sheets of costume pages. The window on the cardboard allows the viewer to see the costume pages beneath. Folded pages containing outfits are separate from the dolls. Missing scissors. Authorized Edition. No. 714 Book Size: 12" x 8" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 8 1/2" No. of Costume Pages: 6 folded pages .
 The Bob Cummings Fashion Models, Statuette Dolls and Clothes. Samuel Lowe Company..1958  Fiesta Paper Dolls, No. 1773. Saalfield Artcraft..1940s
Bob Cummings was an American film and television actor known mainly for his comedic roles in such films as "The Devil and Mis Jones" and "Princess O'Rourke". He was also known for some dramatic roles, particularly in several Alfred Hitchcock films, such as "Saboteur" and "Dial M for Murder". The paper doll book was made for one of his television roles, "The Bob Cummings Show" which was a sitcom that ran from 1955-1959, and featured Cummings as a former WWII pilot that had become a professional photographer. The character was a ladies man, and the show was known for its very risqué humor. This item is a paper doll folio containing 2 dolls and 6 fold pages of outfits and accessories. One doll is Bob Cummings. The other is an unknown model. All the outfits are for the unknown model, there are no male outfits, however the doll itself is dressed. No. 2732 Folio Size: 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 9" No. of Costume Pages: 6 folded pages . 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] Gentleman's Victorian Neckwear. ..c1880s
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 . Three (3) examples of advertising trade or advertising cards exemplifying Victorian gentlemen's neckwear. Of particular interest is the diagram showing how to tie the ascot scarf. Largest card measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". . Minor toning and soiling due to age, otherwise fine.
 Betty Field Paper Dolls. Saalfield Publishing Company.Akron, OH.1943  Bride and Groom, 6 Dolls and Clothes. Merrill Publisher Company.Chicago, IL.1949
Betty Fields was a famous stage and film actress, best know for her role in the film "Of Mice and Men". There is text beside every outfit, either describing the outfit itself or how it should be worn. For example, "An exotic pattern in silk" and "Wear under skirt belt" Punch out dolls on front and back cover. Authorized Edition. No. 2462. Book Size: 12 1/2" x 10 3/4" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 11 3/4" No. of Costume Pages: 8 . There are six dolls in this book, a complete wedding party: groom, bride, maid of honor, best man, ring bearer and flower girl. Outfits include formal outfits for each of the wedding party. The flower girl's dress is mislabeled as a maid of honor dress. In addition to  the wedding party's outfits there are more outfits for the bride and groom as well as a page of various outfits for the flower girl and ring bearer. Dolls are punch out, three on each cover. 1555-15 Book Size: 12 1/4" x 10 1/4" Number of Dolls: 6 Doll Size:10 1/4" No. of Costume Pages: 6 .
Pollard Gisele MacKenzie paper Dolls. Saalfield Publishing Company.Akron, OH.1957  Good Neighbors Paper Dolls. Saalfield Publishing Company.Akron, OH.1944
Gisele MacKenzie was an Canadian-American actress and singer, best known for her performances on "Your Hit Parade", a television show that ran from 1950-1959. Outfits included are a wide variety, from casual wear to sleep wear to formal wear. The paper doll book was drawn by "Pollard", who was a married couple, George and Nan Pollard, who painted celebrity dolls in the 1950s and 1960s for Saalfield. It is unknown if one or both of them worked on this particular paper doll book. Punch out dolls, two on each cover. Authorized Edition. No. 4421 Book Size:  14" x 10 3/4" Number of Dolls: 4 Doll Size: 9 1/4" No. of Costume Pages: 8 . 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 .
 Lady Betty, Paper Doll Set. Selchow & Righter.New York.[1900]  Jane Powell, Cut-Out Dolls. Whitman Publishing.Racine, WI.1951
This set features a young girl with three outfits. Each dress comes with a corresponding hat. It is unknown if this set is complete or not. Die cut doll and outfits. The set comes housed in an envelope that on the front depicts the doll in one of her outfits. According to the book "20th Century Paper Dolls Identification & Values" by Mary Young, this is a complete set. Additionally according to the book, the numbering on the tabs of the outfits (2-1, 2-2. 2-3) means that this is an earlier printing on of the set. Envelope Size: 12 1/2" x 6" Number of Dolls: 1 Doll Size: 12" No. of Costume Pages: 3 outfits, 3 hats . Jane Powell is an American actress, known for her ability to sing and dance. She became famous for her parts in various MGM musicals, such as "A Date with Judy", "Royal Wedding", "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and "Hit the Deck". Several of the outfit pages have themes, such as 'Premiere Night', 'From the Studio' and 'Winter, Fall, Spring, Summer'. The latter has outfits one might wear while engaging a variety of sports, such as skiing, swimming and playing tennis. Two punch out dolls on the back cover. Authorized Edition. No. 1185-15 Book Size: 14" x 11" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 9 1/4" No. of Costume Pages: 6 .
 Good Neighbors Paper Dolls, No.324. Saalfield Publishing Company.Akron, OH.1944 American Hair Fashions Inserts - New Looks Defined by American Hairdresser Magazine. .American Hairdresser.1946-1948
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 . 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". .
Berendsen Silk Co. Bangor, PA Martha 4 Foot, An-kle -Fit  Stockings, Will not Run. Robischon Corp. .New York.c1922 Marilyn Henry Luke and Laura. ..
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".. A paper doll book of Luke Spencer and Laura Webber, the famous couple from the daytime soap opera, General Hospital. The book features several outfits of theirs from the show, including their wedding tux and dress. In addition, two of the outfits also feature another person - Luke's sister Bobbie Spencer, and Laura's ex-husband Scott Baldwin. The characters are portrayed by Anthony Geary and Gene Francis. While the book's covers and dolls are in color, the costume pages are in black and white. The two cut out dolls are on the back cover. Book Size: 11" x 8 1/2" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 6 .
 Betty Grable Paper Dolls, A "Look-Thru" Book. Merrill Publishing Company.Chicago, IL.1953 Eliza Leslie Miss Leslie's Paper Doll Overlay. Miss Leslie's Magazine.Philadelphia, PA.1843
Betty Grable was an American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, and singer. She is perhaps most know for her roles in "Mother Wore Tights" and "How to Marry a Millionaire" , as well as a pin-up poster of her in a bathing suit which became the number one selling pin-up girl of World War II. The cover of the paper doll book is die cut, showing Grable 'pulling back the curtain' to reveal her paper doll. The paper doll book features several fashionable outfits, but does also include several costumes, such as a cowgirl outfit an a Swedish maid. No. 255255 Book Size: 14" x 10 1/2" Number of Dolls: 2 Doll Size: 12" No. of Costume Pages: 8 . 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: Dreamstress.com 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 .
U.S. Water Wear 1936 - U.S. Hits a New High in Styles and Sales for 1936. United States Rubber Company.New York.1936 Cot y Arraut/ La Filosofia (The Philosophy) - 1910s Barcelona Fashion with fine illustrations.. R. Tobella.Barcelona.1917
24 pp (including covers) bathing suit catalog. The catalog proudly declares "It was the U. S. which originated the rubber swim suit. It was the U. S. which brought it to unrivaled perfection. That is why U. S. leads every year in rubber swim suit sales. And that is why U. S. leads again this season with the most outstanding styles and interesting innovations ever seen in waterwear." The catalog features a variety of items, from bathing suits for both men and women, to swim caps, and 'bathing' shoes. The catalog is full of black and white photographs depicting the items. Some of the images have blue coloring added to the clothing item to make it visually stand out. Measures 11" x 8 1/2". Minor edge wear. Toning and soiling due to age. Minor penciling (mostly check marks by items), though a name is written on the front cover. 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".
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".
Dora Nash Dress of England: A Novel Cut-Out Book - Real Fabric Dresses. Muse Arts Limited - "New Fabric" Series.London.ca 1948  Photo Album promoting Kolmar Cosmetic Laboratories - Building Interiors, Exteriors and Production . .Minneapolis, MN.1930s-1940
8pp. Unpaginate - 4 illustrated pages of verse re royalty through the ages. 2 heavy stock doll pages and 6 costume pages. Illustrated wraps.  Wraps.The book aims to be both informative and entertaining by adding cut-out dolls and clothing that the child can play with, while learning about historical periods of England. 19 pages. Each period is broken up by the different monarchs rule, up to King George VI. Each section has a short text description with basic facts about each one, including dress, but also schooling and housing. Along with the text, for each period there is era appropriate cut-out clothing that correspond with the cut-out dolls also provided, one boy and one girl. Each costume has a textural element (fuzzy wuzzy)  that is created by the inclusion of actual fabric. At the end of the book, there are short poems that sum up the eras and a small illustration to go with each on in black and red. . An album of 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" photographs (real photo postcard stock) to promote Kolmar Laboratories, the largest contract manufacturer of color cosmetics in the  world in it's day.  Contains 12 photos  including women inspecting and packing Serrate Puffs, an assembly line, scientific method of measuring shades of rouge, lipstick and powder in in "dominant Hue", a research and control laboratory, the lipstick moulding department,  An additional loose photo of Newark NJ plant. . Company was founded in 1921 by Mr. Lessing L. Kole  in a small store in Milwaukee WI with Dr. Frederick Marsek, who had been the Chief Chemist for Palmolive in Milwaukee.  The name was derived from their names.  The company continued to grow and is still the largest contract manufacturer of color cosmetics in the world.
9 Different Promotional Cards depicting Young Girls Cloaks - Hartford Cloak Store -- Our Own Styles  Theatre de la Mode - "Hidden Hands"  Touring Miniature Mannequin Exhibitions - War Relief-  Program and Photo Postcards. Meriden Gravure Co. (Meriden CT).Paris, France.1946
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.. Single fold program and nine black and white photo postcards. The Theatre de la Mode was a touring exhibition of fashion  mannequins crafted by some of Paris' top fashion designers after the war.  Presented by American Relief for France for the benefit of L'Entr'aide Francaise.  The program is a letter from the French designers and others in the French fashion industry to American. The postcards feature black and white photographs of the miniature mannequin dolls wearing designer fashions in scenes before and after the war. Program measures 7"x 5" -  5 1/2" x 3 1/2" (postcard). Letter fold on program . Minor edge wear. Light toning.. After World War II, the French fashion industry was suffering, as as the rest of the French economy. In order to help raise funds to both help war survivors and revive the French fashion industry, top Paris fashion designs and  couturiers joined together to create an exhibit of fashion for nearly 200 doll size figurines. They had decided to use doll size figurines rather than normal sized mannequins due to the short supply of a materials. Large, elaborate sets were created to house the dolls by some of France's leading artists. Jewelry designers created minute necklaces and accessories for the dolls to wear. This exhibition showcased an extreme attention to detail, the buttons were real buttons, the zippers zip, and purses were fill of miniature wallets and compacts. The exhibit opened at the Louvre on March 25 1945 and raised over a million francs. Shortly there after the exhibition tour the rest of Europe, before the dolls were outfitted with new outfits for the 1946 fashion season and sent oversea to American. It toured in two major US cities, New York and San Francisco. Today the majority of the Theatre de la Mode is owned and displayed by the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, WA, though parts of the original exhibition often go on tour throughout the world
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. .
 A pencil drawn kimono pattern with ornate decoration including serpents, coy, a stormy sea, heron overhead and more. .c1920s. Bilbille & Co. Sample Books for Silk Shades for 1948. .Paris.1948
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.  . A single-fold folio with swatches of forty (40) different shades of silk introduced by Bilbille & Co. in 1948. The cover is adorned with a sleek and elegant woman and captioned echantillons de nouveautes (samples of novelties).  Measures 7 1/2" x 10".
Bilbille & Co. Sample Books for Silk Shades for 1960. .Paris.1960   1961 Handwork or Sewing Decorating Technique Student Sample Book , Belgium . .Bocholt, Belgium.1961
A single-fold folio with swatches of forty (40) different shades of silk introduced by Bilbille & Co. in 1948. The cover is adorned with a sleek and elegant woman and captioned echantillons de nouveautes (samples of novelties).  At center top upper right card includes an open-out envelope with an additional array of swatches. Measures 7 1/2" x 10" . Some toning and surface wear 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 Lg Format Sample Swatch Folios for  Dimity, Voile and Batiste Cottons. Bedford Mills.New York .1920s  The Crinoline Hoops; Or, Who's Your Cooper. W. Pratt.Digbeth, Birmingham, UK.c859
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. 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". .
 2 Die-cut Hat Cataloguse - Ladies and Children's Hats  H. O'Neill & Co., New York . E. Wells Sachett & Ranson.New York.c1880s Charlotte nostrand Decorative Arts Project - Finnish influence on today's styles . ..1940
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.. 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"..
 Two Near Identical Handmade Watercolor Paper Dolls - One made in 1856, the other 1905. .. J.W. Orr, Engraver (NY) Blank Books Adapted to Fulton & Eastman's Book-Keeping, by Single and Double Entry - "Merchant Day Book" - Dry Goods Fabric & Sewing Supplies. Moore & Nims.Troy, NY.1848-
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".. This copy book was provided to customers by the Manufacturers Moore & Nims. An unknown individual has used it as a ledger for their business. The ledger dates from January 3, 1848 to March 29, 1849, with all but the last few pages filled out. It is clear from the entries the author owned a dry goods store with an emphasis on  fabric store as most of the items mentioned are fabric, thread or buttons. It also includes the sales of condiments, spices and dried fruits. Each entry is dated, tells the name of the customer, what was purchased and the cost. An engraving by J. W. Orr is on the front cover. It features a heavily decorated floral and scroll border. On the front interior cover is a message "To the Pupil" which continues onto the back interior cover. The back cover features an advertisement for Franklin Globes produced by Moore & Nims. There are seven globes engraved in this advertisement. OCLC -1 (Feb 2019). However the book cataloged has 24 pgs., versus this book which as 36 pages. All the other fields match this item. Green paper covers, 36 pages. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 3/4"..
Corinne and Bill Bailey (illustrators) Fashion Shop Paper Dolls. Saalfield.Akron OH.1937 The Education of Mr. Pipp.  Charles Dana Gibson R.H. Russell New York 1899
The front cover is a die-cut window exposing the fashion dolls on the next page through the windows.   Note the awning lifts to allow the book to open.  The first page is heavy card stock and has the three (3) punch-out models Henry, Marie and Cecile and three (3) additional models Phyllis, Donna and Annette on the inside back page.  There arey four (4) costume pages at in the center of the book laid out as though they were displays in a boutique.  The back cover includes a mannequin and two (2) display heads for displaying hats. All one would need to set up shop.  Measures 12 1/2" x 10 1/2". . 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" title page signed, some staining and foxing, matching box worn but intact
Watercolor Silhouette of Elegant Lady holding Nosegay. ..c1848 Jane Langton Original Art - 2 Watercolor Paper Dolls and Costumes in Stylized 1850s attire. ..
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.. 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"
 Catalog of Stock Prints & Cuts - Parisian Novelty Co., Chicago. Parisian Novelty C.Chicago, IL.1917-1923 Fanny's First Flirtation - Dressed Paper Doll.  Peterson's Magazine 1872 . ..
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".. 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'...
Geraldine S Kurnentz Schrier Ladieswear Garment Patterns: Coursework of Gerri Kurnentz from the Fashion Institute of Technology. .New York, New York.c1957  Four Part Presentation Piece  Data on Cooperation between Employers and Employees, United Shoe Machinery Company,  Excellent Presentation. .Beverly, MA.c1915
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. 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. .
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 The Emergence of Women – as Seen through Sunday Supplement Paper Dolls - a Collection of 2 Paper Dolls & 47 Costumes -. Boston Herald .Boston.1895
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.. It began on March 24, 1895 with the publication of the 11 3/4" litho on card blonde paper doll with the following message on the reverse: The Boston Sunday Herald will issue, each Sunday, a Fashion Plate Supplement which will be in the very latest style and when cut out will exactly fit on this figure.  Order the Boston Sunday Herald at Once".  With costumes published weekly.  On June 16, 1895 the brunette doll was published.  The dolls and costumes were this set have all been cut from the supplements. Not only did the costumes present the latest fashions they provide insight  into the changing behaviors of the American woman.  The costumes include outfits for tennis, bicycling, traveling, skating, bathing, riding and yachting.  All activities that would not have been promoted for women in the 1880s.  The costumes include all of those produced for the Boston Herald plus a number of additions printed exclusively for other outlets that picked up the series. Ladies Toilette Ladies Traveling Coat Ladies Riding Habit Ladies Outing Suit (Tennis) Ladies Evening Toilette Ladies Toilette “A Sous Gene Costume” Ladies Yachting Toilette Garden Party Toilette Ladies Bicycling Costume Ladies Bathing Suit Ladies Tea Gown Ladies Travel Suit Ladies Seaside Toilette Ladies Casino Toilette Ladies Afternoon Toilette Ladies Demi Toilette Wedding Gown Bridesmaid’s Toilette Ladies Riding Toilette Ladies Walking Toilette Ladies Opera Toilette Ladies English Jacket Toilette Ladies Redingote Costume Ladies Street Toilette Opera Cloak Ladies Skating Toilette English Tailor Gown Princess Toilette Ladies Luncheon Toilette Ladies Afternoon Toilette Ladies Concert Toilette Home Toilette Demi-Evening Toilette Plus additions from other papers Plates lithographed by G. H. Buck Co., New York.  Series is known to have also appeared in The Brooklyn Times, Cincinnati Commericial Gazeet, The Chicago Record, The New York Mercury, The Philadelphia Press, The Saint Louis Republic, The San Francisco Chronical and the Washington Star..
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..