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Lorraine's Doll Shop 1951 Old doll order? Springfield Mass. Historic .
Mystery tissue paper order for dolls?
This 4 page tissue paper copy of an order (I assume) for a lot of dolls has been in my attic for many years. It was found in a throw-away cardboard suitcase found by me probably in the late 60's or early 70's as I made trips to the library and the park with my kids. The box had odds and ends from the Searcy Library such as receipts for insurance payments and a response from the US Post Office saying the library could ship books for less money and old folder dividers. Lots of signatures are in there from important people in Searcy at the time. E O Yancey, Ruth Fuller, Inez Bishop, Ellen Key, Wilbur Dobbins, G O Yingling and others. Dates range from the late 40's to early 50's.
But back to the subject......This old doll order does not seem to fit the contents of the box. Was there a doll collector who worked at the library? Searcy Sleuths perhaps can answer. Here's one description of a doll. "25" Shirley Temple doll, good blonde wig, good body, nice underwears, pretty red polks-dot red trimmed dress, tag with Shirley's picture on the sash 'The World's ... more
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