Paper Fashion Cut Outs in Heath’s Drugstore Filer

SOHS# 990.40.13

With the proliferation of magazines and periodicals in the Victorian era and new and improved graphics and color illustrations even in the simplest of printed material, children often ‘mined’ these publications for pictures to cut out and use for craft projects and for play. The lucky little girl who was given this accordian-style filer from a Medford Drugstore. Envelopes inside correspond with the months of the year and she spent her time cutting out fashion for women, men and children wearing the fashions of the 1920s and sorting them by category in the envelopes. She may also have used them to play with like paper dolls.