Warner Brothers Company uncut advertising paper doll set: "Dolly's Trunk"
- 1915-approximately 1929
- Warner Brother's Company (Corporate Entity)
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.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal-sized folder)
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Christina Nhean, "From Bombs to Bras: World War I Conservation Measures Transform the Lives of Women." ConnecticutHistory.Org, A CTHUmanities Program. Accessed July 9, 2018. https://connecticuthistory.org/from-bombs-to-bras-world-war-i-conservation-measures-transform-the-lives-of-women/
A four-fold 3 1/4" x 7 1/4" piece that presents itself as a doll's trunk with baggage tags that read: Warner's Rust-Proof Corsets, Warner's Corsettes and Warner's Brassieres. It is titled "Dolly's Trunk." When opened it reveals a 7 1/4" doll wearing lingerie with side fold stand. She has three Warner undergarments, with information on the reverse for specific use, and an outer dress. Each is captioned and includes product information on the Warner products. The reverse provides promotional information to "Let Mother Read This While You Dress Dolly.' Additional information includes possible names for the dolly and how to dress dolly (and which garments go with what). The brochure-like advertisement was published by Warner Brothers Company, likely sometime from 1915 to approximately 1929.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
In most contemporary descriptions of the time, the firm's name was spelled as "Warner Brothers Company," though infrequently it included an apostrophe: "Warner Brother's Company." This finding aid uses the most common usage.
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