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Dresses Worn by the "First Ladies" of the White House (Paper Doll Cut-outs)

Object Number: 
2008.33
Date: 
1937
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. (27 x 34.3 cm)
Description: 
Paper doll book "Dresses Worn by the 'First Ladies' of the White House (Paper Doll Cut-outs)"; full color stiff card covers with four punch-out dolls on the rear cover; twelve full color pages of cut-out gowns worn by First Ladies (and daughters) from George Washington through Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.
Gallery Label: 
Designed by Maybelle Mercer, these paper dolls were manufactured by the Saalfield Publishing Co. of Akron. Saalfield began making children's books in 1900 and introduced paper dolls in 1918. The company flourished as the popularity of paper dolls soared in the 1940s and '50s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ellen Liman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group