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Dresses Worn by the "First Ladies" of the White House (Paper Doll Cut-outs)

Object Name: Paper doll book
Date: 1937
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Medium: Paper
Dimensions: Overall: 10 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. (27 x 34.3 cm)
(not assigned): United States, Akron
Description: Paper doll book "Dresses Worn by the 'First Ladies' of the White House (Paper Doll Cut-outs)"; full color stiff card covers with four punch-out dolls on the rear cover; twelve full color pages of cut-out gowns worn by First Ladies (and daughters) from George Washington through Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.
Credit Line: Gift of Ellen Liman
Object Number: 2008.33
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Designed by Maybelle Mercer, these paper dolls were manufactured by the Saalfield Publishing Co. of Akron. Saalfield began making children's books in 1900 and introduced paper dolls in 1918. The company flourished as the popularity of paper dolls soared in the 1940s and 1950s.