Dolls' Fairy Tale, were printed in Great Britain
and sold in America in 1912. The directions
for cutting and assembling are on the address
side of the postcard. The colors are gorgeous
and of course, I love animals as people. Wouldn't
it have been exciting for a little girl to receive one
of these in the mail box?
artist, best know for his drawings of
large eyed cats & kittens dressed as humans.
"I take a sketch-book to a restaurant, or other public
place, and draw the people in their different positions as
cats, getting as near to their human characteristics
as possible. This gives me doubly nature, and these
studies I think to be my best humorous work."
A prolific artist, Wain produced as many as several
hundred drawings a year. He illustrated about 100
children's book, and his work appeared in magazines,
papers and on postcards.
He was active in several animal organizations in Britain,
including the Society for the Protection of Cats,
the Governing Council of Our Dumb Friends League,
(couldn't use a name like that today!) and was
president of the National Cat Club.
Author H. G. Wells said of him,
"He has made the cat his own. He invented a cat style,
a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats
that do not look and live like Louis Wain cats are
ashamed of themselves."
As a little girl I loved paper dolls, and my daughter
and nieces played with them too. Paper dolls
were great for a trip and didn't take up much room.
Leann's paper dolls are still kept in the little suitcase
that she'd take to Grandma's house.
Here are a few of them.
doll that helped teach French.
I wonder if little girls still
play with paper dolls or have
they gone out of fashion???