miles_standishProduct: Miles Standish Courts Dolly Dingle as Priscilla

Miles Standish Courts Dolly Dingle
as Priscilla, but she marries John Alden

 Dolly Dingle plays Pilgrim and has two suitors!

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.

Miles Standish and Priscilla Mullen were Pilgrims. So was John Alden when Miles was too shy to court Priscilla. Miles wanted to express his affection to Priscilla, but asked his friend John to do it for him. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a direct descendant of both Priscilla and John Alden. He wrote in his famous poem, “The Courtship of Miles Standish,” that when John went to speak to Priscilla, she knew John also liked her and said, “Speak for yourself, John.” Apparently John did and they got married.

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

  • Dolly Dingle Doll as Priscilla in a white slip with blue bows
  • Priscilla’s Pilgrim dress with white apron, grey cape and Pilgrim cap
  • John Alden doll in his white undershirt and boxers with brown shoes
  • John’s Pilgrim clothes showing him holding posies and a brown hat
  • Miles Standish doll in a white undershirt and boxers with brown shoes
  • Miles’ military uniform and helmet

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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