Tuesday, May 22, 2012

America: RED. White and Blue!

With Memorial Day just the blink of an eye away and the Fourth of July just around the corner, I wanted to share some vintage patriotic pictures. I don't remember where I originally saw these but I have had them for a long, long time. So long in fact, I had to go to the external hard drive on my old desktop to find them. I would like to give credit where credit is due, so if any of you know where I might have gotten these, please let me know! 
 I have always loved Paper dolls and I think these are just about the sweetest ones I have ever seen! 

 Can't you just see a little girl in the 40's, sitting on the floor playing with these paper dolls while her family gathered around the radio, listening to the latest news from the war front! 

 I know these are scary times we live in now but imagine waiting and waiting and waiting to receive any news, before there were instant pictures and news coming across your TV screen or computer. 

 Imagine how scary it must have been as the news of Pearl Harbor reached the mainland. As families every where across America held their breath and listened as President Roosevelt gave his now famous Pearl Harbor speech. 

 I wasn't alive during World War II but it was probably the last war that our Country was united. I don't think I have EVER heard anyone say "we never should have gotten involved in WWII". 

 Regardless of your feelings about more recent conflicts, I hope that all of us take a few minutes this weekend to remember those who sacrificed everything so that we might enjoy the freedoms so many take for granted and to thank those who have served this great nation! God Bless America!
I'm linking this post to:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady
and Alphabe Thursday for the Letter A at Jenny Matlocks


  1. Oh Nan....what a sweet way to remember....:) Sandy

  2. Oh my, these are precious! I always loved the Betsy McCall paper dolls. I am so thankful to be an American and salute all of those who have sacrificed for the freedoms that I enjoy. Have a wonderful holiday! I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love if you shared this. I am now following you.

  3. Three cheers for the Red White and Blue! We are very thankful for those who choose to serve and protect us. This was a lovely post.

  4. How cute are those paper dolls? Have never seen them before!

  5. I love this post and your paper doll images are wonderful!

  6. I enjoyed visiting and seeing these old vintage shots. Great job.

  7. I love paper dolls and spent a lot of time cutting them out and playing while I was growing up in the 50's. My friend's mom was a WAC stationed in Africa during WWII. She is gone now, but I think my friend would love to see these! I'll send her the link. Happy Rednesday!

  8. I, too, love this paper doll set. I've never seen one like it. your post was excellent today and truer words never spoken! A Big Thanks to all of our Vets.

  9. so true! love the dolls, love the sentiment...

  10. Oh these are really fabulous. I love decorating for Memorial Day and the 4th. It's time to pull my red, white and blue bin down out of the attic!
    Happy long weekend to you...

  11. Oh how wonderful to see those old paper dolls again. Ours in our country were different of course but I remember them so well. There was nothing else for a girl to play with just after the war.

  12. What a great way to remember and
    how I loved paper dolls.. reminds
    me of my mom. She was so into them
    Great A post!

  13. I love these paper dolls! I thought I'd probably seen all of them but this is a new one for me. Great timing to pull them out for Memorial Day. Thanks for sharing these photos. Love your beautiful American Patriotic music! Have a very happy holiday celebration.


  14. I love all these sweet vintage images! I loved my paper dolls too! I am so surprised no one cares for them today! I always had such a vivid imagination when I played with my paper dolls! Come viist soon. Hugs Anne

  15. I love vintage paper dolls and those are just the best I have seen from that time. Prayers and thoughts for all who have served, those still serving and the families of each and every one. Have a great weekend!

  16. Awesome post for this time of year especially when we need to remember, honor and celebrate our soldiers! And I bet those were NOT made in China, either!! I posted about that earlier this week.

  17. A wonderful post and timely for the upcoming Memorial Day. The paper dolls are fantastic...I loved playing paper dolls. These 1940's images are truly amazing and a very special collection. Thank you for sharing them...perfect for VTT.

  18. those paper dolls are so cute. I bet my daughters would love playing with them, even with the fancy toys they own!

    visiting from Alphabe-thursday

  19. I just love old paper dolls. Thanks for posting them =)

  20. Awesome post♫♪ Times have changed, and yet not really.

  21. I loved playing with paper dolls. My grandmother used to takes to the Army Navy store or McCrory's to buy the paperdolls. They were inexspensive that provided hours of fun.~Ames

  22. I adore these images.

    I remember having paper dolls like these...thanks for reminding me of those happy memories!

    And thanks for linking up to the letter 'A'!



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