~ The Woman’s Manual, Aurora Reed, 1916

~ The Woman’s Manual, Aurora Reed, 1916

~ Sears Christmas catalog, 1958via wishbookweb

~ Sears Christmas catalog, 1958
via wishbookweb

~ The Modern Retailer, v. 1, 1915via Hathi Trust  Digital Library

~ The Modern Retailer, v. 1, 1915
via Hathi Trust Digital Library

~ Nerlich &. Co., Toronto, Canada; General Catalogue, Season 1938-1939
via Library and Archives Canada(click to enlarge)"Negress Dolls. Smart Pickaninny Models"

~ Nerlich &. Co., Toronto, Canada; General Catalogue, Season 1938-1939
via Library and Archives Canada
(click to enlarge)

"Negress Dolls. Smart Pickaninny Models"

~ Sears catalog, 1964via wishbookweb"Little gals love it because there’s so much to do."

~ Sears catalog, 1964
via wishbookweb

"Little gals love it because there’s so much to do."

~ Fashion Doll Discoteque (with working radio & light show!) Sears Christmas Catalog, 1976  via Vintage Ads LiveJournal"Radio Discoteque…where fashion dolls come to rock-out to real disco sounds."

~ Fashion Doll Discoteque (with working radio & light show!) Sears Christmas Catalog, 1976
via Vintage Ads LiveJournal

"Radio Discoteque…where fashion dolls come to rock-out to real disco sounds."

~ Topper Toys, 1968via Duke University Library(click to enlarge)"She doesn’t wear love beads. She wears shoes. She even washes regularly. She gets more fun out of being a cook than a kook."

~ Topper Toys, 1968
via Duke University Library
(click to enlarge)

"She doesn’t wear love beads. She wears shoes. She even washes regularly. She gets more fun out of being a cook than a kook."

~ Ever Ready Dustette, 1952via History World"The Ever Ready Dustette is a present that will give any girl or boy a lot of fun. It really picks up cigarette ash, crumbs and dust like the real thing."

~ Ever Ready Dustette, 1952
via History World

"The Ever Ready Dustette is a present that will give any girl or boy a lot of fun. It really picks up cigarette ash, crumbs and dust like the real thing."

~ Thompson’s Coney Island Guide, Being A Complete Description of This Famous and Popular Watering Place, Showing All Points of Interest, and How to Find Them, and Other Information of an Interesting Character, Thomas L. Russell, 1885via Internet Archive

~ Thompson’s Coney Island Guide, Being A Complete Description of This Famous and Popular Watering Place, Showing All Points of Interest, and How to Find Them, and Other Information of an Interesting Character, Thomas L. Russell, 1885
via Internet Archive

~ Charles S. Day; A New Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue, Illustrating and Describing Many Attractive Novelties, Electrical Goods, Useful Articles, Fancy Goods, Fine Jewelry, &c. ca. 1890 cavia internet archive (click to enlarge)"We presume all of our readers have either seen or read about the wonderful automobile, or horseless carriage…"

~ Charles S. Day; A New Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue, Illustrating and Describing Many Attractive Novelties, Electrical Goods, Useful Articles, Fancy Goods, Fine Jewelry, &c. ca. 1890 ca
via internet archive
(click to enlarge)

"We presume all of our readers have either seen or read about the wonderful automobile, or horseless carriage…"

~ Effanbee doll ad, 1950
via Flickr(click to enlarge)"…she can say her prayers just like a little girl should."

~ Effanbee doll ad, 1950
via Flickr
(click to enlarge)

"…she can say her prayers just like a little girl should."

~ Nerlich &. Co., Toronto, Canada; General Catalogue, Season 1938-1939
via Library and Archives Canada(click to enlarge)"The Sleigh Santa Would Be Proud To Bring"

~ Nerlich &. Co., Toronto, Canada; General Catalogue, Season 1938-1939
via Library and Archives Canada
(click to enlarge)

"The Sleigh Santa Would Be Proud To Bring"

~ The American Eagle Christmas Gifts, November 1918 (American Hardware Stores, Inc.)via Harvard University Library(click to enlarge)Transparent baby not included.

~ The American Eagle Christmas Gifts, November 1918 (American Hardware Stores, Inc.)
via Harvard University Library
(click to enlarge)

Transparent baby not included.

~ December 1934via Grace’s Guide(click to enlarge)"A broom! It’s what’s for Xmas!"

~ December 1934
via Grace’s Guide
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"A broom! It’s what’s for Xmas!"

~ Nerlich &. Co., Toronto, Canada; General Catalogue, Season 1938-1939
via Library and Archives Canada

~ Nerlich &. Co., Toronto, Canada; General Catalogue, Season 1938-1939
via Library and Archives Canada