Let's just say for fun that I am old enough to remember Betsy McCall paper dolls in the back of McCall's magazine. Not that I am, but if I were, I would tell you how it was so exciting each month, to see that magazine come in the mail and see those paper dolls, and sit down and cut them out with your mom.
So exciting. So exciting that when you see scans of Betsy almost four decades later, you get all crazy and want to tell your suziebeezieland ladies about it.
Or so I've heard.
Some nice woman has been kind enough to scan the first ten years of those paper dolls, and you can print them out for your own daughters. (Or your own selves, if you are like me and enjoy cutting out paper doll clothes. I think these would be really cute decorations pinned to a bulletin board or decoupaged onto something.)
She has made both 150 dpi and 300 dpi versions available, depending on how big and how clear you'd like the dolls to be. If you feel confused about how to print them, come back here and leave a comment on this post and I'll talk you through it.
They are so adorable.
(And for the record, even if I did remember Betsy, I would not remember this first decade of Betsy. I would remember well into the second decade. If we were not speaking hypothetically.)
There are more printable vintage paper dolls here.