Paper dolls that defy classification, part 1
Posted September 1, 2012on:
In my time of collecting paper doll (PD) pictures from the Internet, I collected a few thousands PD pics. Old and new ones, children and adults, animals and humans, many famous and a few infamous people…
I have correct folders and subfolders on my computer for Santa Claus, elephant PDs, Elvis Presley, or a vampire. I know where to put a giraffe dressed as an Indian mystic (really!), or a paper representation of an old-fashioned porcelain doll. I even have a subfolder for dolls which are only heads and have hats and wigs for outfits.
But there are a few dolls which I have no category for.
A PD with a kettle face?
Mona Lisa with a baby?
Some, erm, light fun from Kwei-Lin Lum
A female angel of death, from http://paperdollfollies.com/
And what was Tom Tierney thinking when he drew the Statue of Liberty, naked? Was it some kind of political statement?
I plan to do part 2 of this article before Friday. If I forget, remind me with a comment here.