Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dolly Dingle's Twin Cousins

Inspired by our feature on Twin paper dolls in Paperdoll Review Issue 54, here's a cute paper doll of Dolly Dingle's Twin Cousins by Grace Drayton [1877-1936]. The popular Dolly Dingle paper doll series appeared in the pages of Pictorial Review from 1913 to 1933. Over the years Dolly Dingle had many adventures, traveled the world and celebrated holidays. Along the way, we were introduced to many of Dolly Dingle's friends and relatives including her twin cousins Jock and Joan, which appeared in the February 1930 issue.

While the Dolly Dingle was one of the most popular magazine paper doll series, Grace Drayton might be better known as the creator of the Campbell Kids, those cherubic, rosy cheeked kids who promoted the Campbell Soup Company through ads, books, toys, kitchenware, ornaments and a whole host of other collectible merchandise.

Grace's sister, Margaret Hays, also illustrated paper dolls including Fairy Favorite Cut Out Dolls, Pretty Paper Dolls and Dainty Dollies.

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