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McLoughlin Bros. Dolls With Tissue Dresses - Series No.1 Blond
McLoughlin Bertha Blond 1875 Paper Doll
McLoughlin Bros. Dolls With Tissue Dresses - Blond

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Price: $45.00
Grouping: Same Bag as 55001- Box 1

Product Code: 55002

McLoughlin Bros. 1875. This doll is the same doll later used in the Dolly Varden Series for Betsey Brunette and Bertha Blonde. As stated on page 95 of Those Fascinating Paper Dolls - An Illustrated Handbook for Collectors, Marian B. Howard, an excerpt from the 1875-76 catalog reads "DRESSED PAPER DOLLS". These are a new feature in the Doll Line, and make attractive and salable gifts.  In the different series, the figures vary in size and in style and beauty of the toilets.  They are made of fine imported papers, in imitation and moire antique and coded silks, elaborately trimmed in imitation lace and are only excellent by the original fabrics.  the dresses are full plaited skirts with slight trains. DOLLS WITH TISSUE DRESSES - Series 1 - Three Kinds: Baby - Brunette - Blond.  "The figures are eleven inches in height, made of pasteboard and give front and back views.  The dresses are made of tissue paper tastefully trimmed with sash.Condition: some wear to costume.  Doll in excellent condition.