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Paper doll:Nurse Came to Help His Mother

Hearst Magazines, Inc.1920

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

Several American women's magazines included pages of paper dolls and other paper-based toys for youngsters to cut out and play with. The first magazine paper dolls probably appeared in "Godey's Lady's Book" in 1859, but the practice of including a page for children in magazines became widespread in the early 20th century. "Good Housekeeping" offered Polly Pratt, beginning in 1919; and "The Ladies Home Journal" included Lettie Lane from 1908 to 1915, Betty Bonnet from 1915 to 1918, and other paper dolls later. Some magazines featured paper dolls of storybook characters, children from other lands, and stars of new and novel movies. "McCall's" magazine began offering paper dolls in 1909 and continued the tradition for most of the 20th century. "Introducing Betsy McCall" appeared in the May 1951 issue of the magazine, and the very popular paper doll showed up in each issue until 1995.

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  • Title: Paper doll:Nurse Came to Help His Mother
  • Creator: Hearst Magazines, Inc.
  • Date Created: 1920
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Subject Keywords: nurse, clothing, carriage, rocking horse
  • Type: Paper Dolls
  • Medium: printed paper
  • Object ID: 86.305
  • Artist: Sheila Young

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