Boraxine, JD Larkin Co. Advertising Paper Doll
Restored, 2 Page Paper Doll from
It was popular during the turn of the 20th century for stores and companies to give (or sell for a few pennies) colorful printed products as advertising premiums or thank-yous to their customers. The clothing style here, suggests 1894-5 because of the large sleeves, and the printing style and the look of the face as well.
This is such a paper doll. The die-cut doll and a couple outfits printed on a card-stock sheet, were first offered, and then later, extra costumes. If we had all the costumes, there may be a total of seven. We had the doll, 3 dresses and 3 hats from which to work, and make into this pretty 2-page set. The originals were cut and needed some repair/repainting to make them look new again. We added a 1920s wallpaper for a border.
Both pages printed on 11"x17" 80# archival cardstock, folded, and presented in crystal clear seal-top bag.