Beautiful Paper Dolls from the 1910s

While I was preparing my Halloween post, I noticed that The Ladies’ Home Journal featured paper dolls in many of their issues in the 1910s. I’ve adored paper dolls since childhood, so I was giddy to put these dolls on my blog. In total, there are 45 pages of paper dolls including Alice in Wonderland and World War One soldier ones!

I’ve posted these images as a thumbnail gallery. Just click on an image to see a larger version that you can save and print. Get out your scissors and enjoy!

5 Replies to “Beautiful Paper Dolls from the 1910s”

  1. I adored paper dolls when I was a kid. Mine were in a box with a large hand-lettered label saying “MY PAPER DOLLS DO NOT THROW AWAY.”
    (My mother was much given to neatness.)

  2. I would have loved these. Great find. I was twelve before I had any paper dolls and they weren’t really paper dolls. The dolls were more cardboard and one had sheets of colored paper and had to design the clothes. Now I just collect Regency era or Austen paperdoll books without cutting them out.

  3. I made this post for my inner nine-year-old. Your paper dolls sound like a great deal of work. Were there any true Regency paper dolls? Meaning, ones designed in that era?

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