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Title Printed sheet of uncut paper doll figures & clothes produced by Decalco Litho Co., Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1918-1925.
Object Name Doll, Paper
Catalog Number 2001.100.0001
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Purchase
Description Single printed sheet of uncut paper doll figures and clothes produced by the Decalco Litho. Company, Hoboken, no date, 1918-1925.

Leaf: 7-3/8" high x 8-1/2" wide, uncoated heavyweight paper, printed one side, full-color.

Includes a woman and child figure plus 4 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.
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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 Decalco Litho Co. printed sheet
Imagefile 007\20011000001.tif
Notes Information on Decalco per Hans, 100 Hoboken Firsts, page 73, where this sheet 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.


The company is also known to have published two series of baseball cards in 1920 in strip format. URL as of 2013 where a set can be viewed:

(Information below is courtesy of Oldcardboard.com)

1920 W519 Strip Cards
(Numbered and Unnumbered)


1920 W519 Strip Cards
(Numbered and Unnumbered)

1920 W519-2 Strip Cards (unnumbered)


Notes for pages where cards are shown at Old Cardboard:
1) All card images in this gallery are provided courtesy of collector Andy Cook.
2) Paranthesis around card numbers indicate that the numbers have been assigned after the set was produced; the cards are themselves not numbered.

Other text at website about the baseball cards.

(Numbered 1)
(Numbered 2)
Year(s) Published: 1920
ACC Designation: W519
Set Name: W519 (3 sets)
Card Size (inches): 1-1/2 x 2-1/2
Number of Cards in Set: var.
Est. Value (common; VG): $12


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Card Gallery - W519-1-1 (Num1)
Card Gallery - W519-2 (Unnum)

W519 on eBay
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Set Summary

•Divided into three subsets (2 numbered and 1 unnumbered)
•All cards have colorized player images with white borders
•Player name in all caps in lower margin; all backs are blank
•Printed by Decalco Litho Co., Inc., Hoboken, NJ
W519-1-1 Numbered 1 Set

•Number (black) placed in lower margin before player name
•Brightly colored backgrounds of green, blue, yellow, red, etc.
•Set contains twenty cards; Value Multiplier = 1
W519-1-2 Numbered 2 Set

•Number (blue) printed in lower margin before player name
•Brightly colored backgrounds of green, blue, yellow, red, etc.
•Different number sequencing than W519-1-1 cards
•Set contains ten known cards; Value Multiplier = 5
W519-2 Unnumbered Set

•All backgrounds are solid dark blue
•Set contains ten known cards;


Classification Children