Saturday, April 19, 2008

Ginger, A Tekwood Doll

Here's one from my collection, and decidedly very much of the mid-20th century. Ginger was produced by Whitman as part of a Tekwood series, and the Mary Young guide notes that the set is listed in Whitman's 1947 catalog.

I've never seen a paper doll outfit that includes a newspaper, especially in the hands of a young girl. But it's not surprising. The post-WWII era was a heyday of sorts for news in print; TV was a growing presence, but not ubiquitous yet, so newspapers were still the primary source for news. Do children fight over the Sunday comics anymore? Let's hope so!

Good news: the first batch of registration packets were mailed out on Friday.

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