Saturday, March 27, 2010


Another Modern Mother Goose Cutout by Addie R. Woodruff that appeared in newspapers in February of 1937. This paper doll is of Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, how does your garden grow? You haven't time for tending it when motoring you go; You'd better swing that sprinkling can if you want flowers later, Instead of using it to fill your auto's radiator.

HAPPY EASTER Coloring Contest, 1964

This newspaper coloring contest for EASTER appeared in papers in March of 1964.

THE UGLY DACHSHUND Coloring Contest, 1966

This Indiana newspaper coloring contest for THE UGLY DACHSHUND gave away 100 passes to see the movie to the 100 best colored entries. THE UGLY DACHSHUND starred Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, a gentle Great Dane and some naughty Dachshunds. It was released by Disney in 1966. This contest appeared in newspapers in February of 1966.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bugs Bunny Easter Coloring Contest, 1953

The Bugs Bunny Easter Coloring Contest ran in newspapers for over 10 years. This image is from 1953.

Easter Coloring Contest from 1974

These images are from an Easter coloring contest that ran in an Ohio newspaper in April of 1974.

Honey Bunny Paper Doll Ad, 1938

Honey Bunny paper doll is another cut-out contest from the Chicago Tribune. This is from the ad for the Honey Bunny paper doll contest. The ad ran in an Indiana newspaper in March of 1938.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Rabbit Paper Doll from Aunt Elsie, April 1921

This Rabbit Paper Doll appeared in the Aunt Elsie section of the Oakland Tribune on April 10, 1921.

NOBIL'S Easter Shoe Coloring Contest, 1975

This NOBIL'S Easter Shoe Coloring Contest appeared in various newspapers in 1975. The winner received a pair of shoes for Easter.

Mrs. Samantha Bunny Paper Doll, 1930

Mrs. Samantha Bunny was a paper doll from a paper doll dressing contest held by the Chicago Sunday Tribune in 1930. This is the ad that ran in an Ohio newspaper for the contest.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Toots and Casper Comic Cut Outs, 1934

Two paper dolls from the comic strip "Toots and Casper". The Bunny paper doll appeared in the Sunday comics on October 28, 1934 and the Beanie Chuckle paper doll appeared on November 04, 1934. Jimmy Murphy was the comic strip artist.

Irish Family Paper Dolls, 1929

Appeared in a Pennsylvania newspaper on March 15, 1929.

St. Patrick and the Shamrock, Junior Editors, 1958

Friday, March 12, 2010

Peggy Lovebyrd Paper Doll from Comic Strip by Paul Robinson

This Peggy Lovebyrd paper doll is from the comic strip "The Lovebyrds" by Paul Robinson and appeared in newspapers in June of 1933.

Edward G. Robinson, Caricature for "The Talk of the Town", 1935

Dolores Del Rio - Movie Star Paper Doll by Laura Brock

Dolores Del Rio paper doll from "The Movie Doll Family" by Laura Brock that ran in newspapers in 1934.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Lucy Locket" Paper Doll from Modern Mother Goose Cutouts

Another Modern Mother Goose Cutout. This Lucy Locket paper doll appeared in newspapers in the late 1930's. Addie R. Woodruff was the artist of the Modern Mother Goose series.

TINTED TRAVELS by Hal Cochran, Coney Island, 1922

For You To Color "TINTED TRAVELS" by Hal Cochran. This Tinted Travels of Coney Island appeared in newspapers in 1922.

Paper Doll Family by Aunt Elsie, 1921

A paper doll family from the Aunt Elsie Magazine in the Oakland Tribune on March 27, 1921.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mistress Antionette Paper Doll from Aunt Elsie, 1920

"Mistress Antionette With Her Frilly Pantalette" paper doll from the Aunt Elsie Children's Page in the Oakland Tribune. This paper doll appeared on November 28, 1920.

"The Lone Ranger" Movie Coloring Contest, 1956

This newspaper coloring contest for the movie "The Lone Ranger" appeared in February of 1956. The movie was of course based on the popular television series and the movie starred Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Lyle Bettger, Bonita Granville, Perry Lopez and Robert J. Wilke. The director was Stuart Heisler.

ANNABELLE as The Pied Piper, 1926

"Annabelle as The Pied Piper" from the Annabelle newspaper paper doll series. This paper doll appeared in papers in September of 1926.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

"The African Queen" Movie Coloring Contest, 1952

This movie coloring contest appeared in various newspapers in April of 1952. The African Queen starred Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel and Walter Gotell. The Director was John Huston and the movie was scripted by James Agee from C. S. Forester's novel. Humphrey Bogart won an Academy Award for his role. This is one great movie.

Mary Elizabeth Comes For A Visit, 1925

This is Mary Elizabeth who has come all the way from New York to visit you - a newspaper paper doll to color and cut out. This paper doll appeared in newspapers on December 12, 1925.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

SANDS OF IWO JIMA Movie Coloring Contest, 1954

This newspaper coloring contest for the movie "Sands of Iwo Jima" appeared in an Alabama newspaper on November 03, 1954. Sands of Iwo Jima starred John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker, Arthur Franz, Julie Bishop, Richard Jaeckel, Wally Cassell and Richard Webb. John Wayne received his first Oscar nomination for his role as a tough Marine top-sergeant.

FROST BROS. Ad featuring a Paper Doll, 1966

This ad for FROST BROS. appeared in a San Antonio newspaper on August 04, 1966. The paper doll has all the latest fashions for back to school.

FASHION FANNY Paper Doll - 1922

I have only been able to find three paper dolls in the "Fashion Fanny" paper doll series but I am still looking for more. Fashion Fanny and Her Friends, The Paper Doll That Sets the Styles, appeared in newspapers in 1922. Fanny Stays Home From School For a Day appeared in newspapers on November 19, 1922. The series was drawn by Winifred H. Goodrell.