Yesterday’s post showed a 1961 McCall’s magazine page featuring a doll named Betsy McCall. Betsy McCall was a monthly feature meant to appeal to young girls and mothers as a way to enjoy something together.
Today’s post shows the McCall’s Betsy McCall page 10 years earlier. In 1951, Betsy McCall was a paper doll. In 1961, she was a 29 inch 3 dimensional doll.
The theme for both pages was “Back to School”.
Of course, in the 21st century there is no need for scissors to play with paper dolls. A graphics program is all ya need. Here’s our friend Betsy wearing her very special school dresses thanks to a little modern-day cutting and pasting.
Betsy McCall paper dolls are still of interest to us in 2022. A quick search reveals single pages for sale on Etsy, Amazon, and eBay for a variety of prices.