Content provided on this site is for entertainment or informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical or health, safety, legal or financial advice. Click here for additional information. My sisters and I would spend hours cutting out our dolls and searching through magazines for cute pictures of clothes.
How to Draw Dolly Dingle Greetings! This is me when I was 3. And, as you can see from the photo, I was very happy when playing with my dolls.
Decades later, dolls still hold a fond place in my heart. I have created DollKind in order to publish my doll history research articles and to share my enjoyment of dolls with you. The Betsy mccall paper dolls home arts and fashions magazine, McCalls, first had the bright idea to include a paper doll in their publication in The editors rightly guessed that mothers would be even more inclined to purchase the magazine if it contained this nice little extra for their daughters to play with.
Over the next 5 decades, McCalls printed a variety of paper dolls, but their first truly big success with this concept came in with a little paper doll girl named Betsy McCall!
To the right, I show a copy of the magazine that introduced Betsy McCall to the world. Betsy was a spunky little girl with a pug nose, brown eyes and a brown bob. Each edition of McCalls after her release came with a little story and then a set of paper dolls and cut out clothing for Betsy.
Sometimes she'd be working in the yard, helping Mom around the house, or celebrating a holiday. The fun little anecdotes were meant to inspire children to act out the stories with their paper dolls and little girls across America begged their mothers to pick up the magazine so that they could have the very latest Betsy.
Though using paper cut outs as an incentive to buy magazines was certainly not a new marketing technique, few dolls would ever enjoy the longevity and tremendous popularity of Betsy McCall.
To the left, you can see an image of Besty McCall inwearing her fluffy red dress with it's classic 's circle skirt. Other characters in the McCall family of paper dolls were introduced over time.
There was Betsy's father, James McCall, named after the magazine's founder. Betsy's mother was only ever referred to as Mrs.
McCall, but Betsy had sisters and brothers and a little dog named Nosey. The contract to make Besty McCall dolls then passed on to the American Character Doll company in and you can see just how charming these Betsy McCall dolls were from this photo shown at right.
Betsy's doll clothing serves as a visual, historical documentation of 's fashions. Her calf-length full coat in its bold black and white check are wonderful.
A walk through the streets of New York City or San Francisco in would have shown you ladies dressed exactly like this, and all topped off with the perfect little black hat.
Beneath the coat, this Betsy McCall doll wears a frilly white blouse and red circle skirt to match her red shoes. This is an exquisite sample of a vintage Betsy McCall in extremely good condition, and one can see she has been kept with care. Betsy's brown hair is a rooted saran wig and she has sleepy eyes with plastic upper lashes and painted lower ones.
She is 8" tall.
Betsy McCall Paper Dolls s - 's McCall's continued to produce paper dolls, both in their magazine and for mail order sales. For 10 cents ina child could send away for a set of Betsy and her family. Ina very popular Betsy McCall paper doll set came out that was available by mail order and came with eighteen complete costumes!Happy Easter to you Martha!
Hope you had a wonderful day! 🙂 Hugs, Mickie. Free printable paper dolls: the ultimate collection, from Betsy McCall and beyond. by Cool Mom Staff | Jan 22, | DIY I’m so glad that paper dolls are back!
I had a bunch of Betsy McCall ones, they came as a card insert inside McCall’s magazine every month or so I think. I’ve got to get some of these for Kaitlyn, thanks for the tip! The Betsy McCall paper doll was first published in McCall's magazine in May of Here we will bring you as many of these vintage paper dolls as we can find.
If you have one that we do not have listed here, please be sure to submit it using the form at the bottom of the page. Raggedy Ann is a character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle (–) that appeared in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children.
Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose. Johnny Gruelle received US Patent D for his Raggedy Ann doll on September 7, The character was created in as a doll, and was introduced to the.
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Betsy McCall is a quintessential American doll. She is a favorite with baby boomer collectors who remember her fondly from the s, both as a paper doll and as a play srmvision.com production by the Tonner Doll Company, Betsy McCall is finding a new following of both old and young fans.