Paper Doll Sheets from Swedish Publications

Name: Paper Doll Sheets from Hemmets Journal, Hemmets Veckotidning, and Aret Runt

Made by and When: Illustrated by different artists in 1962, 1966, 1968, 1973, 1976, 1978, and 1981-1986

Material: Paper

Height: Paper dolls are of various heights

Hair, Eyes, Mouth, Clothes: Artists’ renderings

Other: The illustrations in the narrated video are courtesy of K. Sandberg. Most of these paper dolls were originally printed in the Swedish publications Hemmets Journal (HJ), Hemmets Veckotidning (HV), and Aret Runt (AR). HJ was Sweden’s second largest family-oriented publication in 2009. AR is a weekly women’s and family magazine published in Malmö, Sweden. Founded in 1946, it is one of the longest-running magazines in the country. All except two paper dolls are illustrations of various celebrities.  The AR paper dolls include a paper doll of a young girl. The Shubila paper doll of an African girl is from the publication Vi Föräldrar.

Video of Paper Doll Sheets from Swedish Publications


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Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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