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The Emergence of Women – as Seen through Sunday Supplement Paper Dolls - a Collection of 2 Paper Dolls & 36 Costumes - 23 Uncut, 13 Cut

Boston: Boston Herald, 1895. 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 in this collection include both (23) uncut sheets and (13) cut costumes. Two of the uncut costumes have advertising for the Boston Herald on the reverse.

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 most 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 Commercial Gazette, The Chicago Record, The New York Mercury, The Philadelphia Press, The Saint Louis Republic, The San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Star.

Price: $900.00

Item #290008906