|These are vintage original paper dolls of, The Boxcar Children. They are the characters that are featured in the 1924 edition of The Boxcar Children book, when Jessie was still named Jess. Her name was then changed to Jessie, starting with the 1942 edition.|
These paper dolls can be found in the March 1938, Child Life Magazine issue, so long as they have not been cut out already. Therefore, if you plan on buying this magazine for the paper dolls.... you may want to ask the seller to verify that the paper dolls are still intact.
The paper dolls were illustrated by the beloved artist / illustrator: Marguerite Davis. She is also the illustrator, of whom, did all of the illustrations for the story, "The Box-Car Adventure". It is a rare and unique story about The Boxcar Children that was featured in the Child Life Magazine issues of February through September, of the year 1938.
That story is basically the same storyline and details as the original 1924 edition of The Boxcar Children. However, there are a few added details and small differences that make it very interesting, especially the numerous illustrations in each issue. That story is the one that features The Boxcar Children as the "ALDENS" rather then the "CORDYCES".
The children's last name in the 1924 edition was Cordyce (as was their Grandfather's name too). However, when Gertrude Chandler Warner completely revised her story in 1942, she changed the children's last name and their Grandfather's last name to Alden instead. The story in this magazine set became the introduction of the children as the "Aldens", in preparation for the upcoming, newly written, (at that time) new release of the 1942 Boxcar Children book.
This would be a great addition to any Boxcar Children collection!!
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