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Guide to the Paper Doll Collection
ca. 1850-1953
  PR 161

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Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 27, 2019
Description is in English.

Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Jenny Lind doll and clothes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Jenny Lind paper dolls were a gift of Mrs. Ida Messenger Peirsel, April 3, 1940.

[1850]
Box: 1 Folder : 2-4 Dolls with handmade clothes
[1880-1900]
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Clothes from Boston Herald
1895-1896
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Doll and clothes printed by Raphael Tuck & Sons

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Clara Baldwin, January 14, 1859.

1894
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Polly's Paper Playmates
1911
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Paper Furniture for Paper Dolls
[1857]
Box: 2 Folder : 5 I Love Lucy: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Scope and Contents

2 statuette dolls (the characters Lucy Ricardo and Ricky Ricardo) and clothes. In original booklet. Published by Whitman Publishing Company. Source of acquisition: Gift of Linda Ferber, 2017. Added to finding aid, December 2019.

1953