A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Treasures - to share

I found these paper dolls in the cedar chest I was cleaning out.  Unfortunately there is no date on them anywhere, so I don't know how old they are.  Several people think they might date from World War I.  I scanned the images and am posting them here for you to use in any way you see fit.  I would love to see what you make with them though!!

First is the bride, groom and the minister....
I know I cropped these, but for some reason they didn't save...sorry!
Next, is the bridesmaid and best man...

and finally the parents of the bride...

This is what is printed on the backs...
Hopefully you can embiggen these and use them in your art! 


  1. interesting style those layered frocks.

  2. well how neat. thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great day. KIm :)

  3. How cool are those!?! You have neatest stuff hiding in the deep recesses of your craft room.

  4. These are terrific, Maggie. I'm very glad you thought to show us the backs, too. From the fashions yes I would guess it's the WW1 era. I wonder if that company has any existence any more? it would be great fun to research this a bit.

    This looks like a patriotic,Join The War Effort kind of paperdoll collection -- note that the father and groom are both in uniform.

  5. Thanks Mary Anne

    I saved them to my computer. My guess would be WW1.

    Never know when I might be able to use them.



  6. that minister looks thanks Mary Ann....

  7. Hi MA - the uniform certainly looks WW1-ish, What a treasure!
    Have a lovely weekend - thanks for dropping by.


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