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Title Printed sheet: 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 2015.001.0083
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Printed sheet: 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.)

Printed leaf 19-1/8" high x 23-1/2" visible width (as framed it would appear that the sheet size would have been in typical proportions 25" wide, so it is presumed to have been trimmed for framing.)

Related items were printed on uncoated heavyweight paper, printed one side, full-color, on 8" x 11" high sheets. Company name does not appear on this sheet. SEE RELATED.

Not examined out of frame: outside dimensions 21-5/8" high x 25-5/8" wide; 1" wide black molded wood.

Name of Doll Cut-Outs and set numbers appear once in various locations. It was not a sheet intended to be cut into smaller sheets.

Many more pieces of clothing appear on this sheet than the sum of all on Sets Nos. 1 to 3 in archives 2015.001.0072 as well as the arrangement of the doll figures.

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.

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Date 1918-1925
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1925
Search Terms 611 Newark St.
Decalco Litho Company, Inc
Caption printed sheet as framed
Imagefile 341\20150010083.tif
Classification Children
Play
Manufacturing
Publishing