DD_Neddy Artie 400 x 200Product: Dolly Dingle, Neddy, Artie and Baldie

Dolly Dingle, Neddy, Artie and Baldie

Dolly Dingle is ready for winter play with her friend, Neddy!

Grace Drayton’s cartoon characters brought joy to many children and their families in the 20th century and now, almost a hundred years later, her drawings are still popular today. Grace and her sisters grew up in Philadelphia. She was a prolific and accomplished artist, belonging to the most prestigious artist circles. She was actively drawing from 1904 until her death in 1936. She is most famous for designing the Campbell’s Kids and Dolly Dingle, although she painted in oils and was a student of Robert Henri.

In the 1920s and 1930s, it was believed children needed fresh air and sunshine every day, even in the cold of winter. Dolly is all set to enjoy herself outside, making and throwing snowballs with Neddy. As a special treat, Grace Drayton has included the strip story of Artie and Baldie, two baby twins, one with a mop of hair, the other without any, along with a poem discussing their temperaments.

Dolly Dingle and her friends loved making scrapbooks. They looked through magazines, cutting out pictures they liked and gluing them in big books made for the purpose. That is why Grace Drayton includes Pictures for Scrap Books on some of her paper doll pages. It’s fun that scrapbooks are used today as well.

Included in this 4 page PDF of four color paper dolls are:

  • Dolly Dingle Doll in a white eyelet slip with a blue ribbon bow, green wool socks and brown leather tie shoes
  • Dolly Dingle’s green winter coat color-matched to her socks with mittens holding a freshly made snowball
  • Dolly’s Green wool Tam o’ Shanter hat that matches her coat and socks
  • Neddy cutout figure dressed for winter play with a green neck scarf, red sweater and blue shorts with mittens, each holding a snowball
  • Neddy’s knit winter cap, yellow with red and blue stripes and a red and yellow tassle
  • Artie and Baldie strip story with poem and illustrations
  • Three pictures for Scrapbooks or greeting cards including 1) Dolly Dingle at her window with a bird, 2) a brave Little Mouse and 3) Dolly and Neddy cuddling up.

These paper dolls and their accessories are a PDF that will be downloaded to your computer and printed off by your computer’s printer. Please help keep Sunbonnet Smart on-line by not sharing paper dolls. Be fair! Don’t share!

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