americanantiquarianRecently, this tiny paper-doll girl was discovered between the pages of a book in the collection and was brought to the Graphics department for rehousing. Homemade from the margins of newspaper (she has text on her back) her paper dress goes over her head and hangs on her shoulders. #paperdolls #homemadetoys #upcycling #thethingsyoufindinbooks #aasgames #accidentalbookmarks
- floraadoreLove it!!!! Does that reverse side show any dates?
- americanantiquarianThanks @floraadore! Since they used the margin of the paper we do not have enough information (just parts of words). The periodical she was found in dates from the 1860s.
- silverinthebarnDon't you just live for these discoveries?
- floraadore@americanantiquarian a treasure w/in a #treasure !! So cool. #foundobject #creative
- sfpubliclibraryLove these #accidentalbookmarks. They're some of the best kinds of #ephemera.
- americanantiquarianLove that hashtag @sfpubliclibrary ... Will have to use that one in future!
- sfpubliclibraryWe've been collecting them for a few years. Will post a few of our favorites.
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