The BADGETT QUADRUPLETS
Restored 1941 Saalfield Paper Doll Book
In the early part of the 1900s it was a huge deal if someone had more than two babies at once. The Dionne Quints from Ontario Canada were a world sensation for many years, with their images in the news and in ads, on products, dolls and paper dolls. They were a national treasure. See a YouTube picture/story on them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCmvQ2vdMv0 Hear them sing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daIQi1OCdcI&NR=1 (so cute!)
The Badgett family of Galvaston Texas, already had two children when they were stunned to learn they had four more at once! The Quads (Joan, Joyce, Jeraldine, and Jeanette) born February of 1939, weren't quite as big a sensation as the Dionnes born 5 years earlier. Natural (without hormone treatments as is sometimes done today) quadruplets are rare, occurring once in 670,000 cases.
These four sweet girls were raised by their family and not by the government as were the Dionne Quints. Still they made impressive news and became this paper doll. They even served as flower girls when Alice Faye and Phil Harris were married in their city in 1941. There is a section devoted to the Badgett Quads at Galvaston's "Rosenburg Library", which includes a cut set of this paper doll on display in a glass case. They each wed, two living in Galvaston, and two moving to Dallas. Read more about them here: http://www.rosenberg-library.org/exhibits/treasure/badgett/badgett.htm
This book was redone as Five Baby Dolls, with new covers, generic dolls, but the same clothes, however not on decorated pages such as this one. We also carry a restored version of Five Baby Dolls. http://www.papergoodies.com/scripts/prodview.asp?idProduct=1337
Four dolls, double covers and 6 pages of very pretty clothes, beautifully painted. The inner cover on the back was just a narrow flap, but we make it a full page with extra toys. If you like you can cut out the cover doll faces for a peek-a-boo effect, like on the original.
Smaller by about 18% off the original, ours is fully restored to bright colors and white backgrounds, and finish-stapled size of 8.5"x11", all archival materials; bright white satin finished papers (so nice to cut) 80# coverstock covers, and 32# inside costume pages. No die-cutting or perforating. You cut them in the old-fashioned way. Stored in crystal clear seal-top bag.