Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Bob Nolan, along with Leonard Slye (yep, thats Roy) and Tim Spencer, began the legendary "Sons of the Pioneers". He recorded this album in 1979. Bob Nolan passed away on June 16, 1980. I have included this post in honor of Davey and his cowboy hat - and also because I love Bob Nolan. I would have been a Bob Nolan groupie if I had been born a few decades earlier, but I was only 17 when he passed away.
Finally a Boots Cut-Out with Davey as a paper doll. Here are Pug and her nephew, Davey, going on a picnic. The day is September 02, 1951. Davey is wearing his cowboy hat and has an outfit that includes chaps to put on. He is obviously a Roy Rogers fan and dreams of riding Trigger and going after the bad guys. I can hear Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers singing "Blue Shadows on the Trail", a beautiful song.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Jacqueline is a member of the paper doll family created by Laura R. Brock. This series ran in newspapers from before July of 1933 to at least May of 1934. Laura Brock then began her Movie Star paper doll series.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Here is a very pretty Babe paper doll. She is the wife of Horace and a friend of Boots. Edgar Martin, the creator of "Boots" also created the comic strip "Babe and Horace. This paper doll is from a newspaper on December 03, 1939.
Monday, July 20, 2009
And Here Comes Dora Bell! This Dumb Dora paper doll is dated April 25, 1935. The comic strip Dumb Dora, subtitled "She's Not So Dumb As She Looks", was created by Chic Young in 1924. Dora was a college student with a long roster of male suitors. Dora was actually quite smart and was always out-witting her boyfriends, leaving them to exclaim "She ain't so dumb!". Chic Young lost interest in the comic strip (he had Blondie on his mind) and Dumb Dora fell into the hands of other artists. Bil Dwyer took on the strip in the 1930's and Dumb Dora came to a conclusion in 1935.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I found this wonderful series " The New York Girl" tonight while going through newspaper archives. The artist is Maurice Ketten. The Broadway Girl is No. 1 in the series and is dated October 1908. I have 19 illustrations from the series. I am sure this is a well known series - but it is new to me.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Raye Dryer was a newspaper illustrator and in 1913 began this paper doll series. Jane is the earliest paper doll in this series that I have been able to find. She is dated October 5, 1913. The series later focuses on twins, Jack and Jill, and their adventures around the world. The last paper doll in the series is dated May 24, 1914.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Paper doll of "Jack the Giant Killer" from the newspaper paper doll series Modern Fairy Tale Cutouts. The artist is Addie R. Woodruff. This paper doll is from November 1940.