Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dress BARBIE For An Island Cruise

1990.  This BARBIE paper doll and wardrobe was part of a coloring book.  BARBIE will be ready for her cruise as soon as you finish coloring all of her new clothing.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Beast of the "LOST WORLD"

 July 31, 1925.  Winners of this Add The Numbers contest received tickets to see the motion picture, THE LOST WORLD.  The movie starred Bessie Love, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone and Lloyd Hughes.  This silent film version of A. Conan Doyle's adventure story was directed by Harry Hoyt.  There were five pictures for this contest but I have only been able to find these two, which are Picture No. 4 and Picture No. 5.
 July 31, 1925.
August 01, 1925.

JIMMIE & ROGER, Two Boy Paper Dolls

 August 20, 1933.  JIMMIE is ready for school and play.  This paper doll was drawn by Elsie Barrett, a SLT Junior member.
June 05, 1930.  ROGER, A Lad of Old Salem.  Another paper doll by Margot Lucile Ridge.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

ANGIE from Young America

 January 13, 1930.  ANGIE, a very pretty paper doll by Margot Lucile Ridge.  Her paper dolls appeared in many newspapers in 1930.  I believe the paper dolls are from a book by Margot Ridge that was published in 1929.  She was a popular writer of children's books during that time.
February 04, 1930.  I included two ANGIE paper dolls from two different newspapers.  In one, the doll is cleaner and prettier, and in the other, the clothes are more detailed.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

You Do Not Look A Day Over 39.

May 01, 1991.  Happy Birthday to the GINNY Doll.  She turned 40 years old in 1991 and a coloring contest was held to celebrate the big day.  This would make a cute birthday card.

Last night went to see CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE perform The Eagles' Hotel California.  I feel like it was my birthday it made me so happy!!

Joe Goes On A Hike and Catches A Cold!

December 09, 1923.  JOE GOES ON A HIKE WITH SPORT, from the Betty Cut-Out series.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation

June 30, 1962.   A movie coloring contest for the movie "Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation" which starred Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O'Hara.  Also in the cast were Fabian, John Saxon, Marie Wilson, Reginald Gardiner, Lauri Peters and John McGiver.  Director was Henry Koster.  Based on the novel by Edward Streeter.

Marjorie Miller Paper Dolls, 1936

 September 13, 1936.
March 01, 1936.  Two paper dolls by Marjorie Miller, a S L T Junior Club member.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires

May 07, 1961.  I have always liked SMOKEY THE BEAR.  Finding this newspaper coloring contest for a childhood favorite put a smile on my face.

Diamond's Paper Doll Ad

March 05, 1965.  Cut Me Out and Dress Me.  A newspaper ad for DIAMOND'S using a paper doll.  I really like the fluffy ruffles in gingham check, especially the pants with the ruffles around the bottom of the pants legs.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Yes, BOOTS again.

 September 28, 1947.
September 21, 1947.  Two pretty BOOTS paper dolls.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Color This Picture of "SPANKY"

January 02, 1969.  Color this picture of Spanky, starring in the Ice Capades of 1969.  Winners received four tickets to the Ice Capades. - - - Sad or funny, you decide.

Monday, August 13, 2012


September 17, 1899.  "Major General Henry W. Lawton, who ranks next to Otis in the Philippines, is one of the most picturesque figures in the American army.  He was born 56 years ago in Maumee, O., and was afterward known in that town as "the torment."  July 18, 1861, he enlisted as sergeant in the Ninth Indiana Infantry; was commissioned first lieutenant 30th Indiana Infantry August 30, 1861; captain May 17, 1862; lieutenant colonel Nov. 15, 1864; and was mustered out brevet colonel Nov. 5, 1865.  He was commissioned second lieutenant in the Fourth infantry of the regular army, July 28, 1866; first lieutenant July 31, 1867; transferred to the Fourth cavalry Jan. 1, 1871; made captain March 20, 1879.  His most famous exploit was the capture of the Apache chief Geronimo, when he walked alone into the hostile camp and compelled the surrender.  For this piece of bravery and tact he was made a major in the inspector general's department, Sept. 17, 1888.  Feb. 12, 1889, he was promoted to be lieutenant colonel.  When the Spanish War broke out he was made brigadier-general of volunteers and assigned to command of a division of the Fifth Army Corps.  July 8, 1898, he was appointed major general of volunteers, and is now fighting in the Philippines." - - - - Another History Doll from the Boston Globe.


August 20, 1952.  Winners from this movie coloring contest won tickets to see "THE WORLD IN HIS ARMS" starring Gregory Peck, Ann Blyth, John McIntire, Anthony Quinn, Andrea King, Eugenie Leontovich and Sig Ruman.  The movie, an adaptation of the novel by Rex Beach,  is set in 1850's San Francisco with skipper Peck romancing Russian Blyth.  Directed by Raoul Walsh.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

See The U. S. A. in Your Chevrolet . . .

July 29, 1935.  Another terrific "Count The Dots" illustration by Edwin Gordon.  This newspaper contest was sponsored by a furniture store and the grand prize was of course a 1935 Chevrolet.

DOREEN, A Pretty Paper Doll

February 28, 1915.  DOREEN is a very pretty paper doll and all she needs is for you to get your crayons, pencils or paints and get busy!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

ELIZABETH and ALICE Paper Dolls To Color

 ELIZABETH and her trousseau.
ALICE and her trousseau.
1982.  Merrimack Publishing Corp., New York, N.Y.  Their reproduction of "Dollies to Paint, Cutout and Dress".  Same dolls and clothing as in the traveling paper dolls.  I like the paper dolls from the Merrimack Publishing Corp.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Steiner Paper Doll

1990.  THE STEINER Paper Doll from Peck-Gandre'.  A lovely paper doll that comes with 6 fashions in color and 6 fashions in black & white to be colored.  There are many lovely paper dolls from the Peck-Gandre' Collection.  Many thanks to mom.

Hey, Wait For Us!

Lovely Elizabeth and Margaret are also ready to travel.  Many thanks to mom.

Alice and Helen are Ready to Travel

1984.  Merrimack Publ. Corp.  A reproduction of "DOLLIES ON THEIR TRAVELS".  From my mom's collection.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Giles is Ready for a Rainy Day

August 05, 1917.  Giles is feeling a little drab so grab your colors and help to brighten him up.

Theodore's Necktie

 January 22, 1903.  This newspaper contest was open only to subscribers to a magazine called "People's Popular Monthly".  Theodore Roosevelt, being a character so much larger than life, was the subject of many contests and puzzles in early newspapers.
Can you count the exact number of rings in President Roosevelt's necktie as shown in the above illustration?