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Halloween Paper Dolls, 1951

By: Ardis E. Parshall - October 30, 2010

From the Children’s Friend, October, 1951 —




  1. Wow. Masks? They wouldn’t pass muster at a ward Halloween party. How times have changed…

    Comment by Researcher — October 30, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

  2. Yeah, we’ve sure gone back and forth on that one.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 30, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

  3. The details are interesting: What’s with the faces all over the devil costume? Is that just what archetypal Devil in that era looked like? Ditto the witch’s hair being light yellow.

    Gypsy also seems like a weird choice if you’re thinking top 4 Halloween things. Of course today it would be a Princess of some kind.

    Comment by sister blah 2 — October 30, 2010 @ 11:11 pm

  4. I was often a gypsy in the ’60s. Got to wear lots of jewelry, and a full skirt, and a bolero (loved boleros) with lots of silver and gold and black rickrack, and a headscarf. Gypsy had princess beat, in my book!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 31, 2010 @ 1:20 am

  5. Methinks the Friend of today would never include a devil costume. Then again, there aren’t too many kids named Bobby and Shirley today, either.

    Comment by Clark — October 31, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

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