Little Red Riding Hood paper toy from the Boston Sunday Globe, 1905. Is this a toy theater, diorama or paper toy cut-out? This is one of a series that was printed by J.V Sloan and Company. I included the full size version and a reduced size printable version. Click on the image above to download both files in tiff format in a zip file.
This is always the picture that comes to my mind whenever I think of the book My Secret Garden. Click on the image above to download a file in tiff format.
These fun movie paper toys were very popular during the 1920′s. Download a full size version in tiff format by clicking on the image above.
Familiar Rhymes from Mother Goose with new pictures by Chester Loomis 1888.
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I like to add images that are not seen often. This image is by A.E. Jackson from the book, Mother Goose Nursery Tales. Click on the image above to download an image in tiff format.
The Boston Sunday Globe offered a number of paper toys. Although designed for children, most of them required skill to cut out. This is a fun railway car from 1896. You can download the full size image and a slightly smaller printable version by clicking on the image above. Print on card stock. You can add additional strength by gluing to a cereal box or poster board. I use spray adhesive. Make sure you use the adhesive in a ventilated area. If you use white glue it has a tendency to warp the paper due to the high water content. Yes paste works the best from my experience.
Download a free set of circus images for your digital art projects. Each image is in transparent png format. These images are from my antique and vintage collection of paper toys. Resize the images, change the saturation and create what you want. Use any way you like, just credit the resource at hedgehogstudio.com. It is always nice to see what you create and share on my face book page at Hedgehog Studio. Click on the image above to download a zip file.
Below is a sample page using 4 images from the above collection.
Once Upon A Time : A Book of Old Time Fairy Tales, 1921.
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Just spent some time researching American Toy Theaters at the The United States Patent and Trademark Office. You can also search at Google’s patent section. If you like research this is fun! I found so many wonderful paper toy patents from the late 1800′s to the early 1900′s. Patents make great wall art and are fun to work with in digital and paper collage. If you like Steampunk (like I do) this is a great resource for inventions at the turn of the 20th century. Keep in mind, not all patents can be used. The illustrations etc. may also be copyrighted. Please read further info on this at The United States Patent and Trademark Office.
From the story book Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know.