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Historic Figures


Paper dolls can depict fashions worn throughout history, from ancient times to modern eras. A veritable costume museum is contained within the pages of paper doll books. There is a wealth of educational historic costume information created by artists who meticulously replicate apparel from bygone times. Fashion is a reflection of the society that wears it and paper dolls reflect historical changing times.


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A Palette of Paper Dolls

A Palette of Paper Dolls

Imagine sixteen of the world’s greatest paintings turned into museum quality paper dolls by Norma Lu Meehan, one of the most gifted paper dolls artists ever. She has masterfully recreated the figures from paintings by such famous artists as Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Renoir, Manet, Gainsborough, Sargent and more. Each page of this magnificent book features a pair of portraits. Famous masterpieces include “Birth...
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Four Famous Dandies Paper Dolls

Four Famous Dandies Paper Dolls

Dandy paper dolls featuring four fashionable fellows from history and today. The first famous dandy represented is Beau Brummell, the Englishman whose persnickety style was so splendid that it drove him from royal favor to bankruptcy. He favored simple elegance and meticulous tailoring. Oscar Wilde, the 19th Century literary genius dressed in a romantic fashion. Another dandy dresser, the Duke of Windsor, caused a...
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Kate Middleton Paper Dolls

Kate Middleton Paper Dolls

Presenting Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge in this beautifully illustrated paper doll book by Norma Lu Meehan. Museum quality artwork elevates this book to a new level of paper doll artistry. Not only is it a must for every paper doll collector, but also for anyone who treasures today’s royal history as it happens. The 8 page book features two Kate dolls as well as Prince William and baby Prince George,...
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Marie Antoinette Queen of France

Marie Antoinette Queen of France

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France inspired renowned paper doll artist Helen Page to create a lavish homage to the 18th Century French fashion plate. It is an genuine work of art that captures the fantastic, fairy tale fashions of the extravagant Court of Versailles before the revolution cost the Queen to lose her head, quite literally. The artist's exquisite technique lovingly illustrates a period of time when Paris...
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Michelle First Lady Paper Dolls

Michelle First Lady Paper Dolls

The colorful book features two 10-inch dolls and eight pages of clothes to cut out and dress the Michelle dolls include more than twenty outfits illustrated by David Wolfe. The paper doll book is fun for collectors of all ages and also offers an historic view of how Michelle Obama became America’s favorite fashion icon during the presidential campaign and inauguration. Every outfit in the book was actually worn by...
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Reigning Cats and Dogs Paper Dolls

Reigning Cats and Dogs Paper Dolls

Reigning Cats and Dogs Paper Dolls by Charlotte Whatley is both historic and hilarious, too. Imagine centuries of famous rulers from Emperor Justinian to Henry VIII, from Richard the Lionheart to Queen Victoria, from Marie Antoinette to Elizabeth II. Picture their luxurious robes of state and glorious gowns, their extravagant jewels and crowns. But now picture those same rulers as if they had been dogs and cats, all...
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Rosie the Riveter Paper Dolls

Rosie the Riveter Paper Dolls

Tom Tierney turns back the clock to World War II when women took over the nation's workforce and made history. This book of vintage fashions honors Rosie and her female co-workers with three paper dolls and 26 authentic outfits of the 1940s including work clothes, casual dresses, smart suits, evening gowns and a war-time wedding dress. Included is a story about Rosie the Riveter plus fashion notes. A wonderful...
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Ruth St. Denis Paper Dolls - Limited Edition

Ruth St. Denis Paper Dolls - Limited Edition

Ruth St. Denis Paper Dolls by Norma Lu Meehan pay tribute to a great pioneer of modern dance early in the 20th century. Her fascination with Eastern mysticism led her to create dances inspired by Oriental philosophies. This very special paper doll book spotlights eight beautifully rendered costumes created for dances that reference many exotic cultures including India and Japan. Two of the costumes feature Ruth St....
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