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McCall’s Monday — Betsy McCall Paper Doll

My dad worked in advertising, and one of his perks was free magazine subscriptions to just about every type of magazine you could think of, and there were tons of magazine titles when I was a kid in the 1950s. I liked looking at the pictures in Life, Look, and the Saturday Evening Post, but my favorites were…

Happy Birthday To Me!

Tiny Tots Paint Book Illustrations by Dorothea J. Snow Whitman Publishing, 1941 It’s a beautiful day in Seattle for the 4th annual Girls Night Out Birthday Dinner followed by singing karaoke at Rock Box until the wee hours of the morning. Tomorrow there’s another Birthday/Mother’s Day party at home with family. Lucky me!

Easter Coloring Pages from 1930s Newspapers

Lots of newspapers from the 1920s-1930s included activities for children: stories, coloring pages, paper dolls, how-tos, puzzles and games. Many papers devoted a page every week, and some even had whole sections specifically for children. I loved this kind of stuff when I was a kid in the 1950s, but my mother either purchased coloring/activity…