Paper Dolls

Let’s Play Paper Dolls!

Kids have always loved to play with dolls! How do these dolls from 1855 and 1955 seem the same or different from paper dolls of today?

Clara West Paper Doll of 1885


 Betty & Billy Dolls from 1955


Citations for Paper Dolls

Betty and Billy paper cutouts – B. Shackman & Co. Inc 1998 reprint of 1955 original.

Clara West commercial paper doll set 1855 – Catalogue # 95.0.4 WRHS collections