Saturday, September 22, 2007

Helene by Helen Page

This paper doll is from my personal collection. I believe it is part of a boxed set called Romance paper dolls, circa 1949. Correct? I know the complete set was on display in San Antonio. It is in a booklet format, with a cutout for the face to show through when closed.

UPDATE: Thanks to Jean Sullivan for providing this correct information:
The Helen Page Helene is from A Box of 10 Cutout dolls with Dresses. Romance came later in book format and had only 8 dolls. Mary Young's Lowe/Whitmnan ref. book shows this set on p. 14 and also on page 82. Mary states this boxed set was shown in the 1945 and 1947 catalogues. Jean

1 comment:

SylviaK said...

Hi Linda,
I got this set when I was 10 years old and it is one of the few pictures taken of myself at age 10 cutting out some paper dolls. It was a thrill to meet Helen back in 1984 when attending my first convention. I came around full circle in a sense, to actually meet the artist that created this set I had loved as a child.