AMERICA paper doll

A little piece of paper 114 years old. One of a series of 12 little paper dolls offered by the Barbour Brothers Company of New York in 1895. This one was called "America" for obvious reasons. Originally they cost three two-cent stamps. I think it interesting someone named her Grace, the same name of the doll I posted last night. 

Barbours Irish Flax Thread_America paper doll front_tatteredandlost

Barbours Irish Flax Thread_America paper doll back_tatteredandlost


  1. Amazing... Grace. Am beginning to get the impression you must have a simply incredible collection... enough to maybe open a small museum. A real pleasure to see some of these pieces here in your pages... thanks for sharing.

  2. Good one! I hadn't thought of that.

    No, it's just what nots, junk, stuff, things a lot of people have but they just don't look at it the same way. I think that's the most important part of ephemera, how you look at the stuff. Glad you're enjoying it. I never know what piece I'll put up next or what I'll find out about it. It's an adventure.