The Lost Art of Paper Dolls: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Edition

It’s no secret I love western wear. But a secret I do have is that I have a soft spot for vintage paper dolls. For years I have refrained from purchasing any of these miniature works of art, but when I spied a set featuring western kind and queen, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, I simply couldn’t resist. So, I decided to scan them and share them with you today!

First, I really admire the folder these came in, as it is illustrated to look like tooled leather, and then the back features Trigger and Bullet! And the inside is fantastic as well!

Folder for the paper dolls, which is illustrated to look like tooled leather, but features color illustrations of Dale Evans and Roy Rogers. Yellow and blue text reads "Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Cut-Out Dolls"

The dolls themselves. Dale in a red and blue bikini, Roy in a green and yellow fringed western shirt, and tan pants.

Interior of the folder, which features a desert landscape of cacti, and a fence with a Native American style blanket hanging over it.

An ensemble for Dale Evans: In the center, a yellow shirt is worn under a blue vest, matching blue shorts. Other options include a blue vest that closes at the center, and to the right, a tan vest work over the yellow. A blue hat tops off the outfit.

An ensemble for Dale Evans: A red and black western wear shirt with arrows embroidered at the yoke. A black skirt with brown fringe at the hem, brown boots, and brown hat.

Two ensembles for Dale Evans: An all blue outfit, with shirt and skirt. The skirt features white stars at the hem, blue boots and a blue hat. The other outfit features a blue shirt work under a red vest, worn with a matching red skirt, and blue boots.

An ensemble for Dale Evans: A brown suit with pants, and green bandana at the neck, a matching brown hat on top. Optional, a green fringed coat.

An ensemble for Dale Evans: A brown and tan western wear shirt and brown western slacks with a matching brown hat. An added option is a shirt, cropped green jacket.

An ensemble for Dale Evans: A red shirt is worn under a cowhide vest, with grey slacks. Other options include a res shirt with white fringe, and a grey vest with red kerchief. A grey hat tops off the outfit.

An ensemble for Dale Evans: A red square dancing dress with blue and white trim at the neck and hem, a blue bolero jacket is an option, along with a blue basket style purse.

Two ensembles for Dale Evans: A pink flowing gown, with green trim, an option for a green shirt to wear over, with pink trim. Another outfit is a pink dress with silver accents.

A matching set for both Roy and Dale: Purple suits with yellow accents, and grey hats.

Two ensembles for Roy Rogers: A turquoise blue shirt worn under a butter yellow vest with brown pants and butter yellow chaps, and yellow hat. The other is a blue western shirt with brown yoke, matching brown pants, and tan hat.

Two ensembles for Roy Rogers: A brown and tan shirt with turquoise accents, and red kerchief, and brown hat. The other, a purple and grey outfit. The western shirt is grey with a purple yoke that features embroidery, the pants are purple, and the hat is grey.

An evening look for Roy, a yellow bathrobe with "RR" embroidered on the lapel.

Back of the folder, which also is illustrated to be like tooled leather, but features color illustrations of Roy Rogers' horse Trigger, and their dog, Bullet.

Now if I could just figure out a way to magically have these transform into real clothing for my closet!

I’m not sure if this is finally the beginning of a paper doll collection, or perhaps maybe I’ll only allow myself to collect western themed paper dolls. But I do plan on framing these in some manner so I can enjoy gazing upon them on a regular basis!

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