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One of the leading authorities on fashion history, Tom Tierney created over paper doll books for Dover Publications. With subjects ranging from U. Presidents to popular movie stars, Mr.
There really are a surprisingly large number of s paper dolls. During the s many families did not have a lot of money and paper dolls were inexpensive toys they could give to their young girls. So they just grew and grew in popularity.
So far, Melissa and Laura Jay have taken me up on it. The short answer is: Everywhere, but mostly Pinterest. The Long Answer is: I believe inspiration is a myth.
It is truly a delight for me to write an article on paper dolls. Little did I know when I was playing with my beloved paper dolls in my childhood that my journey with them would go this far. I am most fortunate to still have my original childhood paper dolls.
Skip to main content. You are here Home. From early historical rarities, to popular culture icons, the paper doll collection of Shirley Fischer reflects the ardent pursuit of a passionate and intelligent collector.
Paper dolls were probably inspired by the pantins, or jumping jacks, made in eighteenth-century Europe. By the s, sheets of printed paper dolls and clothes were being made. The first paper doll books were made in the s. Collectors prefer uncut sheets or books or boxed sets of paper dolls.
Vintage Paperdolls, 's and 's Movies. Near the bottom of this page - there is a form you can fill out to share your doll interests with others, along with pictures. At some time or another many doll collectors wander off into the world of Vintage Paperdolls.