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 Little Poems for Little Children, Second Series, No. 12. Kiggins & Kellogg.New York.[1856]  Glamour Parade, Paper Dolls No. 184. Stephens Publishing Co.Sandusky, OH.
A chap book for young children, filled with poetry of a moralistic nature, often encouraging good behavior. This book is a part of the Redfield's Toy Books series, which consisted of four series of twelve books each. Twelfth book, second series. Reprints of books first published in 1850 by J. S. Redfield, another New York Publisher. The chap book features eight poems entitled: 'The Lord's  Prayer', 'My Mother', 'My Father', 'The Good Natured Girls', 'Going to Bed at Night', Rising in the Morning', 'The Doll', and 'The Tempest'. A comparison of the two poems, 'My Mother' and 'My Father', makes a great commentary on gender roles for parents at the time. Features six (6) black and white engravings, three in-text,three full page. The front cover has a decorative line border, and features a small engravingof a lyre surrounded by a climbing vine. The back cover features promotes other Kiggin & Kellogg materials.  16 pg., Brown printed wrappers. Thread binding.Measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/4". An excerpt from the first two stanzas of the poems entitled 'My Mother' and 'My Father': "Who fed me from her gentle breast, And hushed me in her arms to rest, An on my cheek sweet kisses prest [sic]? My mother. When sleep forsook my open eye, Who was it sang sweet hushaby [sic], And rocked me that I should not cry? My Mother." "Who took me from my mother's arms And smiling at her soft alarms, Showed me the world and nature's charms? My father. Who made me feel and understand The wonders of the sea and land, And mark, in all, the Maker's hand? My father." . 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 .
 Glamour Models, Paper Dolls No. 177. Stephens Publishing Co.Sandusky, OH.  Be a Li'l Miss Designer Dressmaking Kit No. 898. Neptune Plastics, Inc..Brooklyn.c1960
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 . An unused  large format book titled  Be a Li'l Miss Designer - With this revolutionary new Colorful Self-Sticking Plastic Dressmaking Kit - No Glue No Sewing No Mess! Manufactured by Neptune Plastics, Inc. Brooklyn 16, NY.No. 898. Includes 4 different colors, 6 different styles (patterns), one 13" Model Doll that stands by itself, 4 storage bags for parts and many additional suggestions.  "Unlimited Hours of Fun for Girls of Every Age"  When opened the inside cover depict images of the various models and instructions.  Affixed with plastic spirals at center is a plastic wrapped card that includes the doll, the patterns and the material including ruffled trim pieces.  The back cover further promotes the product  Instructions on reverse read "Choose your outfit -- cut out paper pattern - cut plastic to shape of pattern -- cut ruffles to size.  Dress model with self-sticking clothes and ruffles. Dolls include Miss Holland, Miss Hawaii, Miss Western and Miss America.  Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2". .
Eye Appeal means Buy Appeal - Ajustrite Dress Form. Gerstein Bros. Mfg. Corp.New York.  Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Skating Stars, Whitman 1954 - 3 Dolls. ..
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.. Skating Stars in three different poses.  All of their costumes are designed for the ice, including a hula skirts, a sailor suit, princess, rag-a-muffin and much more.  Measures  12" xc 10". 6 Costume pages..
 The Wizard - Automobile Power Washer "The Wizard is to the Automobile Owner what the Gold Dust Twins are to the Housewife". Rotary Vehicle-Washer Company.Potsdam, NY.c1910 Effie Louise Koogle A Hallowe'en Adventure: A Play For Young People. March Brothers.Lebanon, OH.1906
A two-fold pamphlet with an illustration of a wizard on the front cover.  The inside pages show images from photographs of the "Wizard" power hose nozzles, a man demonstrating its use, a close-up view AND an image of a woman using the nozzle (So easy a woman can do it...) Discusses the outfit consisting of a nozzle which contains a turbine motor; one long pointed brush; one rounded brush; a sheep's wool pad, and an aluminum extension tube which extends the brush out 12 inches from the motor and which can be used to in reaching under the car to points hitherto almost inaccessible.  As previously noted  "The Wizard is to the Automobile Owner what the Gold Dust Twins are to the Housewife".  Additional promotional narrative on reverse.  Measures 9" x 12" when open.. 26pp. Grey paper wrapper with a decorative border surrounding the title on the front cover. A small box of text in the center describes the play as "full of ghostly excitement and spooky frolic", then gives the run time and actors required for the production. The inside cover lists other holiday-specific plays published by the March Brothers related to Hallowe'en, Armistice Day, and Thanksgiving, as well as two "Americanization Plays" that focus on citizenship and assimilation. And on the back cover, there is an ad for "Fancy Dress Costumes for Masquerade Parties and Entertainments" that lists options for children, women, as well as specific options such as Uncle Sam costumes, colonial costumes, and Santa Claus costumes. Play tells the story of a young girl named Nell Norton and her friends at an all-girls school hatching a scheme to sneak out on Halloween and visit Sleepy Hollow to see some ghosts. Boys from a nearby all-boys school, not allowed to go to the festivities due to a prank the earlier year, learn about the girl's plan and decide to try and scare them by dressing up like ghosts, pretending to capture them, then appearing as famous figures like Rip Van Winkle, Napoleon, and Ichabod Crane. However, Nell and her friend Gloria, while frightened by the fake kidnapping, have fun meeting these ghosts and are disappointed when they must leave. The play ends with the boys taking off their costumes and admitting that Nell and Gloria may have fallen for their trick, but it wouldn't be long before the girls found them out - as one admits, "our humiliation will equal their fright". With obvious admiration for Nell and the girls, they agree that it was all worth it to "clash wits with girls of their caliber". Measures 7 1/4" x 5"..
 Rhonda Fleming Paper Doll and Coloring Book, Authorized Edition. Saalfield Pub. Co. .Akron, OH.1954  Coal Heaving Wasn't Included in Her Marriage Contract. Wayne Home Equipment Company.Fort Wayne, IN.[1962-1978]
Paper doll book with an illustration of  Rhonda Fleming in portrait view, surrounded by brightly colored decorative elements. Two dolls printed on back cover as punch outs, 11" tall. 4 pages of costumes, all uncut, with a decorative border mimicking the pattern on the cover. 48 coloring pages, unused, with captions on the bottom of each coloring page to create a narrative of Rhonda Fleming's life: describing a normal day for a famous actress, presenting her as an ideal for women and young girls to strive for.    14" x 10 3/4".. A wonderfully tongue in cheek catalogue from the Wayne Home Equipment Company, which sold a variety of heating equipment and home furnaces. The cover of this catalogue has a three color linocut print showing a woman in tears as she is shoveling coal into a furnace with the caption, "coal heating wasn't Included in her marriage contract." The title page of the item, has a black and white illustration of a head shot of a woman with the caption, "a Wayne will chase away her worries." The rest of the catalogue has a series of black and white illustrations either depicting figures calling the Wayne Company to get a furnace installed, Wayne employees delivering oil, families enjoying the heat in the house, or of the Wayne furnace itself (both in parts and as a whole). One of the pictures is in color - it is the one of the family happily enjoy the heat produced by the furnace. A second image which depicts the whole furnace has red lines depicting where the heat is and its airflow. Accompanying the illustrations are descriptions of the furnaces sold, some of which incorporate humor such as "Your neighbors will thank you for keeping the winter air free from coal-smoke and soot," and "this silent, tireless fireman in your household will be on the job twenty-four hours per day." The rest of the descriptions are full of bravado and claims of superiority to other products on the market such as, "There is nothing that excells [sic] the safety, simplicity, and reliability of the perfected Wayne oil burner", and "The pump is the heart of an oil burner; the firing head may be styled the lungs; and the control mechanism, the brains. If any one of these are deficient, you have a weak and faltering mechanism. Wayne has a perfectly sound and sturdy heart; it has two well designed and efficient lungs, and its controls are the best that money can buy." Towards the end of the catalogue, there are four printed black and white photographs of supposed residences of individuals who had installed Wayne's furnaces and short testimonials. Additionally, there is a chart with the dimensions and specifications of the furnace. The interior back cover page is actually a tear off form to fill in for an estimate to install a Wayne furnace. The Wayne Home Equipment Company was founded in 1928 by Norbert G. Berghoff, and it manufactured a variety of home furnaces, water and space heaters, boilers, and industrial ovens. In the 1940s they acquired the Zepher Pump Company and expanded into water pumps. The company remained family owned until 1978 when it was sold to the Scott Fetzer Corporation, at which point the company focused solely on the water pumps and by 1991 had moved its factory and business to Harrison, OH. The company is still in business and known as Wayne Water Systems, A Scott Fetzer Company. This particular catalogue for the Wayne company was distributed by a authorized dealer and installer of Wayne products, Bibb Heating & Equipment Company in Baltimore, MD, which was established in 1962. Their information has been stamped on the back cover of the catalogue. Bibb Heating & Equipment is still in business today. Due to the founding dates of Bibb Heating, this catalogue is dated between 1962 and 1978 when the Wayne company was sold. 11 pgs. Illustrated covers. OCLC 1 (June 2020, though this item has a date of 1929, which is around when the company was first established so might not be the same item). Measures 9 3/4" x 7"..
Uncut Advertising Paper Dolls Sheet - Young Boy with 4 Military Costumes. Brook's Glace Spool Thread.England.c1890s Style Shop Paper Dolls. Saalfield.Akron OH.1943
A uncut 7 1/2" x 6 5/8" paper doll sheet promoting Brook's Glace Spool Cotton.   It includes a 5 1/2" young adolescent male paper doll with a note in his hand "with Brook's Compliments" and spool thread at his feet. It also includes four (4) miliatry costumes from different branches of the service. The reverse of has advertising to correspond with the reverse of the dolls and the costumes.  Instructions for cutting and use also found on reverse.. 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. .
 Junior Miss Paper Dolls. Saalfield Pub. Co..Akron, OH.1942 Women And the War
Women And the War
Price: $100.00
15 5/8" x 10 3/4" uncut paper doll book with four (4) 12" adolescent girls - Judy, Betty, Molly and Patsy.  Six (6) pages of costumes including play clothes, prom wear, school outfits, shoes with anklets, school books with a book strap and of course hats to match each of the outfits -- everything a Junior Miss would wish for. .
 The Good Girl. Ansel Phelps.Greenfield, MA.1846 Air Hostess Push-Out Paper Dolls and Dresses. Saalfield.Akron OH.1947
A chap book which seeks to teach young girls what it means to be good. It provides general instructions, such as the fact that a "good girl always minds what her father and mother say to her; and takes pains to learn whatever they are so kind as to teach her..." to more specific instructions such as "when she sews, she does not take long stitches, nor pucker her work; but does it very neatly, just as her mother tells her to do." The book makes very clear what is to be expected of a young girl in that time, both in what they are expected to learn and how they are expected to act. For example a girl must: obey her mother and father, apologize after she makes a mistake, never be wasteful, be industrious, takes cares of animals (both pets and farm animals), and never be obstinate. As for education, she must know how to read, geography, spelling, mathematics, sewing, cooking, ironing, and gardening. The chap book ends with a poem entitled "Pleasures of Walking in the Fields", which is a poems that waxes on about the wonder of nature and praising the Lord for it. There are sixteen (16) black and white illustrations throughout.. At times the images don't corresponded with the text at all, for example there is an image of a bee, while the text to telling young girl how she can sew. The front cover has a decorative filigree border, with a small black and white image of a bird on a branch. The back cover has a larger black and white image of an angel in the clouds holding a large quill next to an open bible which is radiating light. Right after the title page there is a page with the alphabet printed, both in regular print and italic, with capitals and non capital letters. 18 numbered pages, brown printed wrappers. Thread binding. OCLC 4 (July 2020). Note: In comparing this chap book to other chap books printed by the publisher, the publisher appears to have made a choice to count the front cover in the printed page count. Some OCLC records of other chap books by this publisher refer to this a printing error, rather than what appears to be a deliberate choice. Very faded inscription on title page. Measures 4" x 2 1/2" Below are some excerpts from the chap book: "She knows the meaning of a great many difficult words; and the names of a great many countries, cities, and towns, and she can find them upon a map. She can spell almost every little sentence that her father asks her to spell; and she can do a great many sums on a slate." "She takes care of her own clothes, and folds them up very neatly. She knows exactly where she puts them; and I believe, she could find them even in the dark. When she sees a hole in her stockings, or in her frock, or any of her clothes, she mends it... she does not wait until the hole is very large." "She can iron her own clothes; and she can make her own bed. She likes to feed the chickens, and young turkeys and give them clean water to drink, ands to wash themselves in. She likes to work in her little garden, to weed it, and to sow seeds and plant roots in it; and she likes to do little jobs for her mother: she like to be employed, and she likes to be useful.". A 13 3/4" x 10 5/8"  book with six (6) punch out paper dolls on the covers including an Air Hostess.  Six (6) costume pages.  Note that the costumes are formal, as one would have worn on an airplane in the 1940s.  Additionally the costumes are for an affluent family vacationing.  Notably there is only one additional costume for the Air Hostess, which is an additional uniform (all work and no play).  Airplane motif background decoration. .
Norman Carr, M. D. Birth Control, Plain Medical Information. Lanteen Laboratories, INC.,  under the auspices Medical Bureaus of Information on Birth Control.Chicago, IL.1934 Guy R. Radley & Perry O. Powell Save Our Children - Preventing Accidental Injury. Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co.,
A short 22pp booklet about the different methods of birth control available to women in the 1930s. This booklet attempts to straddle a very fine line between the moral and religious ideals, and women's reproductive rights, however it often manages to contradict itself in doing so. It starts off by saying that "Motherhood is the grandest, richest and the most glorious experience which may occur in a woman's life.... it is too wonderful to treat it lightly and too sacred to thrust it upon a woman against her will...", which appears to be a very pro-life woman's right stance in regard to all women, regardless of circumstance. However it soon becomes very clear that this stance is only considered moral and ethical by them under very strict conditions: "those few who still say they are opposed to Birth Control are often very ignorant of the problem about which they attempt to argue.... they often do not distinguish between Birth Control and abortion.... Birth Control, as advocated by ethical persons and organizations, is not meant for the illicit use of the unmarried, but is designed for the protection of the health and happiness of married couple... Birth Control in marriage is not a religious question, it is a matter of economics and health." After this outlining of when birth control should be used, the booklet proceeds to describe the various methods of birth control, and the pros and cons of each. Methods that are not recommended are: inter-uterine stems often called gold buttons or wishbones (a pre cursory to today's modern hormonal IUDs), douching, withdrawal, suppositories, and male condoms (because "in most cases it is unsatisfactory to one or both parties, occasionally harmful; and due to defective material, especially the cheaper kind, it often fails as a contra-ceptive", a position that is currently recognized as untrue). Next the booklet continues on to recommended two different types of birth control methods, though first they do stress that any and all of these methods must be done before intercourse starts. The first approved method recommended is contra-ceptive jelly, which in order to use, one must determine what class of woman you are.  "First class" women are "brides and wives who have not yet borne a child or suffered a miscarriage", and therefore can just smear the jelly over one's cervix. Second class women, women who have only had one child and suffered no "birth damage" to the cervix, might be able to just use the contra-ceptive jelly, but probably should use it with a tampon or cap, and third class women are those who have had more than one child or birth damage and then must use the jelly with a tampon or cap. The second approved method is the diaphragm, often called the female condom, which according to the the 1930 International Conference on Birth Control, it is "the best known method of contra-ception." Next the booklet provides information on the Medical Bureaus of Information on Birth Control who had medical offices in Chicago and Detroit where women could attend free lectures on birth control and also would be able to see only female physicians. A short section on the "Legal and Ethical" practices of birth control follow, which essentially state that birth control is not illegal and that "one of the moral reasons for the practice of Birth Control is that it eliminates the dangers of illegal abortions".  Lastly there are four pages of advertisements for Lanteen Birth control products themselves, such as their various jellies, tampons and caps. The booklet contains several illustrations of the products, diagrams on how to use them, and three small illustrations of the cervix so that a woman can better understand the different classes of women.  Illustrated wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 2  (APR 2020) Measures 6 3/4" x 3 1/4".. Cooperating with the Milwaukee Safety Commission.Milwaukee, WI.[1923] A 32pp (unnumbered) comprehensive  booklet on safety for children, and what parents should look for both inside and outside of the home to protect their children. It begins by telling the reader that there were 65 accidental deaths of children in Milwaukee in the past year, and continues on to state that even if your child survives an accident, (s)he may "be brought home on a stretcher - perhaps crippled for life - perhaps nevermore to speak or smile." Next it takes you through a variety of scenarios on how a child may be injured. Within the house, where 40% of accidental deaths occur, there is falling, scalding, choking, burning (either via cooking or any of the various contraptions used to heat one's house) or poisoning through household cleaners and/or medicine.  Outside of the house injuries mostly involving some sort of motorized transport and risk taking, but also references drowning and falls .  Often times these photographs are accompanied by captions, such as a photograph of a group of boys playing in the street, states "Death is the price of Street Play", and on another photograph showing boys climbing and playing on industrial equipment it states "Adventurous Boys Fill Hospitals". Accompanied by several black and white illustrations of children in perilous situations and illustrations from photographs.  There are a few pages which implore parents to support funding of playgrounds where kids can play safety, though this appears to be a general appeal rather then a request for a specific fund or project. The booklet ends with nine suggestions for parents in ensure they and their children follow, such as "2- Look Both Ways, And Keep on Looking... 8 - Roller Skates are Treacherous".  Printed Wrappers. Staple binding. OCLC 0 (Apr. 2020) Photos by Brown & Rehbaum. Measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" To view the item, please click on the following link: Of note in the booklet are the photographs themselves which depict rather clear gender roles, as they barely feature young girls at play, but rather mostly boys. Of all the photographs, only three feature girls. The first is of a young girl running across the street after her mother failed to hold her hand. The second and third photographs are set, first depicting two girls roller skating over some trolley tracks, and the showing one of the girls after she tripped on the track and now appears as though her legs are crushed by the on coming trolley. This is also the only photograph that actually depicts an injured child.
US Air Force Recruiting Service A Trio of Items Relating to WAF: Women in the Air Force. .Quincy, IL.1963-1965 Letters of Mary Adeline in Holliston to Lovina Emerson, 1848-1849. ..1848-1849
This small collection encompasses a trio of items relating to the recruitment of WAF, or Women in the Air Force.  According to the brochures in this collection the career fields open to WAF were personnel, administration, supply, education and training, air traffic control and warning, transportation, accounting, finance, auditing, and medical assistant (in either medical or dental fields). Additionally officers in the WAF were "active in the realm of space, in assignments as psychologist, physicists, chemist, and other scientific specialties".  The three items in this collection are: 1) "Opportunity for Young Women", a folded double sided folded brochure that provides basic information on the requirements and benefits of being a WAF. There is a tear off section to send in for more information. Additionally there are several small black and white printed photographs of WAF in action, as well as a colored illustration of a WAF on the front cover. Printed on the base of the brochure is: "CWE 64-1B-250M  * GPO : 1963 0-698-290"   2) "Your Daughter in the US Air Force", 14 page booklet with illustrated wrappers. There are images from  photographs throughout of various WAF at their jobs or socializing. It is clear the booklet's aim was to parents of young women in order to help them either encourage their daughters to join or alleviate their fears from their daughters joining the USAF. "A young woman's years of service in the Air Force will give her more poise and maturity, and a better understanding of the world in which she will live... a young woman who learns one of the technical skills of the Aerospace Age has a bright future. In or out of the Service, good jobs await women with this kind of experience... your daughter's living quarters and off-duty hours will be supervised by women officers, specially selected and trained.... As parents you will experience a deep sense of pride that your daughter is working at an interesting and challenging job. Pay starts at $78.00 dollars a month."  Printed on the back is: "CWE 64-28-150M * GPO: 1964 O-773-745.  3) "WAF: Women in the Air Force", a single fold brochure directed towards young women themselves. It is printed in blue and has five printed photographs of WAF in action. The tone of this brochure fluctuates between flattering and condescending, and uses a combination of historical references of women's roles in previous conflicts, to their current hopes for career and independence, the possibility of travel, and possible romantic future to attract recruits. "Rosie the riveter and her sister the sergeant rejected the kitchen sink and the Monday wash in the brave new postwar world...  two major avenues leading to a commission are open to WAF... the Air Force Academy, of course, is not open; no female may be admitted to these hallowed halls as cadet, but a WAF officer did serve as a registrar there for six years... while there are some variations in the type of quarters the enlisted WAF will find at her duty station, they offer the comforts and off-duty life that is not unlike a college sorority house...  only unmarried girls may enlist, but there is no prohibition against marriage once they are in the Air Force... The Air Force, as a matter of fact, tends to be sympathetic toward young love when it blossoms on an Air Force base. Some 15 percent of the WAF are married to husbands in Air Force Uniforms... it is tougher for a girl to get into the Air Force than it is for a man. She must pass tests with a higher marks... while she is not required to do push-ups or run the four minute mile, the physical requirements are as exacting in the own way as they are for the men... while the majority [of WAF] find their way into some type of administrative duty... a few of the girls somehow manage to attach themselves to more unusual occupations. One is a traffic dispatcher for an air police squadron. And amazingly, a WAF was recently nominated Maintenance 'Man' of the Month for her work in Electronic Countermeasures shop." Printed on the back is "S65-3534". According to a stamp on all three of these brochures, they originated at US Air Force Recruiting Service in Quincy, IL, which was ran by SSGT Paul W. Vest. The WAF were eventually disbanded in 1976 when women were accepted into the USAF on an equal basis as men.  The largest measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/4". To view this collection, please click on the following link: The National Security Act of 1947 formed the basis of the US Air Force as separate branch of the US Military (prior to that it was a part of the US Army), and in 1948 WAF was formed under the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, which also allowed women to serve directly in the military rather than the 'auxiliary' roles they held in the past. At this point the military began actively recruiting women to fill a variety of, mostly administrative, rolls. For the USAF there were specific requirement for WAF. They were to be between the ages of 18 and 27 (though if younger than 21 written consent from a parent or guardian was required), a high school graduate, unmarried and without dependents, pass a mental and physical exam, and of "good moral character" (normally determined by written references from the young woman's community). Two letters from Mary in Holliston, MA to her friend, Lovina Emerson, in Southboro [sic], MA. The letters detail the life of Mary and her close relationship with Lovina. The letters are almost two years apart and show the changing lifestyles between the two. Mary is teaching while Lovina is starting a family. They have mutual friends that are discussed along with the happenings in their hometown.
India Allen Diary and Commonplace Book Belonging to India Allen, an educated woman in mid 19th Century New York. .New York.1841-1848 Boxed Set - Stitchart - Sewing for Girls
A diary/common place book from New York in the 1840s. It belonged to a young woman named India Allen. Not much biographical information is known about India, beyond the fact that she lived at 6 Washington Square, New City. Based on her writing it is clear that she and her family comes from some means, and moved within some very high social circles. A litho on paper pressed board covered boxed set play set encouraging young girls to learn to sew, embroider, make a tapestry, play with paper dolls and of course launder clothing. The complete set includes three (3) articulated or jointed 10 1/2" paper dolls and their stands, eight (8 ) cut dresses to be sewn for the dolls (includes thread, but no needles), a wooden embroidery hoop for decorating the doll's dresses, a wooden frame and a tapestry set with two patterns (a village scene & swans on a pond) complete with frame and yarn. Finally there is a card with wooden clothes pins and a clothes line. It reads "Dolly's Clothesline - No Dolls Outfit Complete without one.  Will be Essential for Many Purposes. "This is the day we wash dolly's clothes And when they are finished we have no more Woes Her Clothes are then so nice and sweet To Look at her is quite a Treat" .  Measures 13" x 20"