Tuesday, April 8, 2008

One-Cent Books & Dolls

More from the photo archive and notes of Sheryl Jaeger:

These are early chromolithograph “penny paper dolls” made by Chromatic Printing Co, Philadelphia, circa 1875 and are both quite hard to come by. The four-fold booklet is “My Dear Papa.” The second includes the covers only for “Our Little Peggie.” Both have advertising for the other dolls in the series. Chromatic was short lived, but was believed to be in existence from 1874-1879.

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