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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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Fashion Icons Princess Diana and Jacqueline Kennedy

Fashion Icons Princess Diana and Jacqueline Kennedy

Two fashion icons made history in the 20th century and now Paper Studio Press honors them with a beautiful and important new paper doll book by artist and fashion authority David Wolfe. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Diana, Princess of Wales were women of great importance who lived in the glare of public attention and obsession, generations apart but each exuding glamour and purpose. They dressed perfectly for...
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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...
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Ladies of the Titanic Paper Dolls

Ladies of the Titanic Paper Dolls

Acclaimed paper doll artist Norma Lu Meehan has teamed up with fashion historian Randy Bryan Bigham to present a truly exceptional paper doll book honoring real women of the Titanic . Representing First Class are dolls and fashions for millionairess and suffrage advocate Margaret “Unsinkable Molly” Brown, film actress and commercial artist’s model Dorothy Gibson, fashion writer and importer Edith Russell, and...
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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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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 by Tom Tierney

Rosie the Riveter Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney

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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The Queen Paper Dolls

The Queen Paper Dolls

Four dolls represent Her Majesty as a young princess, a royal bride, a reigning queen and today’s beloved ruler. The royal wardrobe includes the historic ceremonial coronation garb, the wedding gown and eight decades of fashions by the Queen's couturiers including Norman Hartnell and Hardy Amies. Illustrated by David Wolfe.
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