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Boxed Set - Stitchart - Sewing for Girls
Boxed Set - Stitchart - Sewing for Girls

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Price: $500.00

American Toy Works, No. 528 New York . [1940]
Pretend Play, Gender Roles, Sewing, Paper Dolls
Edge wear on box top. Contents excellent condition.

Intended to instruct and encourage a young girl to embrace the traditional roles of sewing, caregiving and the love of laundry often found in these sets and other ephemera and books and ephemera specifically targeted to young girls.

Product Code: 47225

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"