Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This newspaper coloring contest appeared in a newspaper on February 06, 1957. Winners of the contest received tickets to see the movie "Wings of Eagles" starring John Wayne, Dan Dailey and the lovely Maureen O'Hara. Hollywood could use a few good men like John Wayne instead of the little weasels that seem to inhabit the movie and television industry today.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
This newspaper coloring contest appeared in papers in March of 1954. Kids had an opportunity to win a Schwinn Bicycle by coloring Mr. Zesta. The sponsor, of course, was Zesta Crackers. I had a great Schwinn 10-speed in the mid-1970's until Bobby borrowed it and then left it in the front yard - and that was the last I saw of my Schwinn.
These paper dolls of Jill, twin sister to Jack, appeared in an Indianapolis newspaper in January of 1914. The paper doll series by Raye Dryer continues with Jack and Jill traveling throughout Europe.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The Professor with his packages appeared in the Sunday comics on December 17, 1939. Boots and her winter wardrobe appeared in the Sunday comics on December 18, 1938. My thanks to Edgar Martin.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Bobby and I at the Mayflower replica the summer of 1972. I loved visiting New England when I was a kid. The Junior Editor was a newspaper cut-out series for children and was very educational. This Mayflower Junior Editor cut-out ran in newspaper in the early or mid-1950's (I forgot to write the date on the page).
Anna Belle and her friend Marjorie doing their good deed for Thanksgiving. The Anna Belle paper doll series ran in newspaper from as early as 1909 and as late as 1927. This Anna Belle paper doll ran in newspapers in November of 1912.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Lucille is a newspaper paper doll from "The Twinkle Tots From Cutout Town" paper doll series. The earliest Twinkle Tot that I have is from 1923 and Lucille is from 1929.
Dolly-Doo Playtoy Cutouts appear to be another version of "The Twinkle-Tots from Cutout Town" newspaper paper doll series. Georgia is a Dolly-Doo paper doll that appeared in newspapers in 1926.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This paper doll looks very sassy. Hands on hip and a look that says "You can't tell me what to do." - not my favorite look, I have seen it too often. This paper doll is from the Cut-Outs For Children series that appeared in newspapers in 1909 and 1910. Sassy girl is from November of 1909.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
A nice "Horn of Plenty" newspaper coloring contest from 1977. We are so blessed with the abundance of food that we have in the U.S.A. and we should remember to give thanks for this blessing.
Another paper doll from the newspaper paper doll series "Around The World With Dorothy Dot". This is the second paper doll in the series - Little Wilhelminia of Holland. Wilhelminia appeared in newspapers on April 11, 1909.