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Handmade paper fashion dolls

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030141711]
Identifier: MS-0774
This collection is a set of seven handmade paper dolls created approximately in the 1930s. There is currently no biographical information on the creator.

Dates

  • approximately 1930s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information. Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)

Biographical / Historical

There is currently no biographical information on the creator.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains seven handmade paper dolls created approximately in the 1930s. The dolls feature black, watercolor shoes and applied heads cut out from magazines. Each doll depicts a different body type and size, and is dressed in a handmade fabric costume which has been sewn on. On the back of some of the dolls is a note on their size, written in pencil: "short fat" and "average short," for example.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Eclectibles in December 2016.

Processing Information

This item was processed by Kristen Diehl in January 2017.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA