Aunt Elsie’s Paper Doll Contest – 1929

These paper doll drawings from the Oakland Tribune were drawn for a contest the newspaper ran over the course of 2 or 3 years. The top prize was $1.00.

This first ones are Jacko and Jackoline the Jack O’Lantern Twins. They were drawn by Joseph Valente, age 9, one of the youngest winners I ran across, while searching for these paper dolls.

Oakland Tribune – Nov 3, 1929

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The Harvest Girl, drawn by Georgia Thanos, age 15, has several clever vegetable outfits:

Oakland Tribune – Nov 24, 1929

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Little Bear was drawn by Virginia Boehrer, age 14:

Oakland Tribune – Dec 8, 1929

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This next one is for the boys! The artist, Loren Severns, age 15,  did not name his paper doll, so you can name it whatever you want.

Oakland Tribune – Oct 6, 1929

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2 Responses to “Aunt Elsie’s Paper Doll Contest – 1929”

  1. Betty Smith Says:

    When I was about 10 years old, about 1948, I won several prizes for the paper dolls I submitted to Aunt Elsie’s page. I think we used to win coupons for things we submitted. The paper dolls on this page brought back memories!

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