Paper doll

Raphael Tuck & Sonsc. 1894

State Library of South Australia

State Library of South Australia
Adelaide, Australia

Paper dressing dolls were developed by the firm of Raphael Tuck in the late 19th century, and were probably based on the paper doll books of S & J Fuller from the early 19th century.
The dolls could be stood upright with a built-in support. Their many interchangeable costumes provided hours of pleasure.

They enjoyed huge popularity and are believed to have been played with by the grandchildren of Queen Victoria.


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