Sweet, Lovely Find — Vintage Paper Dolls

I remember reading about little girls of long ago, before the days of excessive toys or anything electronic. They would cut “paper dolls” from leftover catalogs and magazines given to them by their mothers. That was their fun!

Recently I came across an old magazine from 1907. When I opened it up, I was delighted! There inside was a stack of cut-out paper dolls. Babies. Bonnets. Ladies. Parasols. Rugs. Hats.  Horses.  Buggies.

I wonder what little girl cut these out. It looks like she even colored a few of her own! So sweet!  Enjoy.

Enjoy this day!

Free Victorian Graphics: 1800s Illustrations

Friends, please enjoy these illustrations. They are all from 1878, which is a pretty good indication that copyright long ago expired.

I am surrounded by happy, purring kitties. Sunshine has been pouring down out of the sky today. Flowers are bloomin.

Enjoy this day!

1878 illustration.
Sweet little girl, caring for her pet. 1878
1878 illustration.
He Careth For You. A beautiful illustration from 1878.