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Title Printed sheets: Doll Cut-Outs, Set No. 1; Set No. 2; Set No. 3; uncut paper doll figures & clothes produced by Decalco Litho. Co., Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1918-1925.
Object Name Doll, Paper
Catalog Number 2015.001.0072
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Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Printed sheets: Doll Cut-Outs, Set No. 1; Set No. 2; Set No. 3; uncut paper doll figures and clothes, produced by the Decalco Litho. Company, Hoboken, no date, 1918-1925.

Each leaf: 8" high x 11" wide uncoated heavyweight paper, printed one side, full-color. PDF on file. High resolution images on file.

Each leaf is titled at top: Doll Cut-Outs. Set number is at lower left corner. Manufacturer is at lower right. Each set (one per sheet) includes a young woman and child figure plus multiple outfits and accessories for each to be cut out and put on them.

The clothing fashions depicted appear to be from before the early date of issue. The artwork was likely originally produced in an earlier period when the company was called American Transfer Pictures & Printing Co. (founded 1908.) This sheet carries its later name, Decalco Litho Co., which was first used in 1918. See notes and related.
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Notes Information on Decalco per Hans, 100 Hoboken Firsts, page 73, where a depiction of objects 2001.100.0001 is shown:

The first American manufacturer of decals was located in Hoboken. This
business, located at 611 Newark Street in the 1920s, was founded in
1908 under the name American Transfer Pictures & Printing Co. According
to the History of the Municipalities of Hudson County, 1924 "during its
early years the activities of the enterprise comprised chiefly the manufacture
of printed toy goods, and the company is understood to have been the original American manufacturer of children's decalcomania transfer pictures."

The business was incorporated in 1918 as Decalco Litho Company, Inc.


Date 1918-1925
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1925
Search Terms 611 Newark St.
Decalco Litho Company, Inc
Caption Doll Cut-Outs, Set No. 1, Decalco Litho. Co.
Imagefile 338\20150010072.TIF
Classification Children