When my Mom was downsizing she sent these paper dolls over in a bag of memorabilia and collectibles. These paper dolls are not really that old. Copyright 1988. I think these are the only paper dolls I have right now.
The set has four Shirley Temple paper dolls each in a different pose. Some of the dolls and clothing had been cut out and some were still in the booklet.
I loved to play with paper dolls when I was a little girl. I cut them out ever so carefully, and never punched them out even if they were perforated, and meant to be punched out.
I was always careful not to bend the paper dolls' necks. Most of the time I didn't use the paper stand. I just leaned my dolls up against a piece of furniture.
Hours of play with paper dolls...alone...and with friends or cousins.
You had to have a good imagination to play paper dolls.
But with a good imagination, your paper dolls would come to life.
My girls never were "into" paper dolls. They were still around when they were small but I think they just couldn't compete with the battery operated toys and games of their era.
I think my favorite paper doll was a nurse named Kelly.
She was one of a set of three nurse paper dolls, Tracy, Kelly and Penny. My cousins played with Tracy and Penny. It was great fun!
I found the "Nurses Three" paper doll cover photo on the internet. Imagine all that fun for just 29 cents!
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