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Boxed Set - The Costume Party Dolls to Dress w A Story of the Dolls and Their Masquerades by Susan S. Popper

New York: Sam'l Gabriel & Sons Co. No. D137, [1940s]. 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. Missing one base.
2 costumes cut (page backgrounds retained).

Price: $150.00

Item #290008935

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