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Velva Doll:The Magic Playmate

paper doll

Early paper dolls came in books, boxes, folders, magazines, newspapers, and advertisements. By the 1920s and 1930s, most paper dolls came in a book with the doll figures on the cardboard covers and the clothing on the paper pages within. Such paper doll books sold for just five cents or a dime, even during the Great Depression. The Velva Doll here was a little more elaborate. The dresses for this doll did not have the little paper tabs; rather the doll figure's torso is covered with flocking to which the dresses cling.

  • Designer: Peter Mabie
  • Manufacturer: Kingston Products Corp.
  • Material: felt | cardboard | flocking
  • Origin: Kokomo, IN
  • Object ID: 104.1430
  • Credit Line: Gift of Joan M. Hopkins
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