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Paper Boy Doll
Paper Boy Doll
Resource Typeimage
TitlePaper Boy Doll
Coverage / Year1890s to 1920s; United States
DescriptionThis is a paper boy doll dressed in gray knee pants and a white blouse with a wide, frilly collar and a big red bow. He is carrying a toy whip behind him.
InterpretationAlthough it was popular starting with the 1890's to use paper dolls as advertisements for women's magazines and underwear, these paper dolls advertised McLaughlin's Coffee and one doll with dress came with every bag. Like the cloth advertising doll, these paper dolls represent the continuing growth of a mass consumer U.S. market.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Communities and Geography; How we learn about communities;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems;
Author or CreatorMcLaughlin's Coffee
Subject / KeywordsPaper dolls; Mass consumer market; McLaughlin's Coffee; American pop culture; Advertising; History
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1994.015.0474
CONTENTdm file name4629172422004_94.15.474.jpg
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