Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Bit of Trivia


I've seen so many "sanforized" garments over the course of time, but this is the first time I cam across a real explanation of what it was.  I found this in a 1944 Good Housekeeping magazine.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Paper Dolls, anyone?

I loved paper dolls when I was a kid, so imagine my glee when I came across these Tillie the Toiler (and some Etta Kett) paper dolls.  I don't have an exact date on them -- Tillie was around for quite some time, but most of the ones I have are late 30s, early 40s. 
 
Tillie and Etta were fun, because wannabe designers would submit their drawings of outfits for her, and the newspaper would print paper dolls with those outfits next to her full size cartoon in the funny pages.  I have a bunch of these, and they are just amazing.  Here's a sample:
 
 
 
However, in the interest of thinning the herds as far as stuff around here, they're listed on ebay, so if you're interested, click here.