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Reading Treasure: Marie Antoinette as a Paper Doll

It may come as no surprise that Marie Antoinette, well known as the “Queen of Fashion,” is a popular subject for paper dolls. The “paper doll” as we recognize it today primarily developed during the 19th century (although 18th century paper dolls, primarily made for shops and milliners to show off their wares, do exist) when paper doll sets featuring famous women such as Queen Victoria and popular ballerina dancers became the go-to choice for girls looking for some fashionable paper toys.

Reading Treasure: Marie Antoinette as a Paper Doll

It may come as no surprise that Marie Antoinette, well known as the “Queen of Fashion,” is a popular subject for paper dolls. The “paper doll” as we recognize it today primarily developed during the 19th century (although 18th century paper dolls, primarily made for shops and milliners to show off their wares, do exist) when paper doll sets featuring famous women such as Queen Victoria and popular ballerina dancers became the go-to choice for girls looking for some fashionable paper toys.

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