[1910s]. Childhood Architecture, Paper Playthings, Paper Dolls, Pretend Play, Made by Hand
Executed in watercolor, pen and ink with pencil narrative and instructions. Each room includes an exterior wall with windows appropriately adorned, furnishing to construct and in three instances the paper doll occupants, including costumes for "sister" who is in the sitting room with her friend. The instructions are comprehensive and the designs intricate. The nursery includes the nurse with baby and one costume. Furnishings include a cradle, carriage changing table and dresser. The Dining-Room, again in the Arts & Craft style includes a table and chairs and sideboard with tea service for placement on the table. The maid is sweeping. The bedroom includes a bed, dresser and chairs with accessories including stand of pictures of mother and father and flowers for the dressing table. Each sheet measure 16 1/2" x 11" Light edge wear from handling.