Thursday, December 19, 2013

Shades The Magazine - The Toy Issue

It’s the Toys Issue and it’s loaded. All the Shades contributors are here to show and tell about “toys” and old photographs. You’ll also learn their favorite childhood toy. I loved paper dolls. I had two sets I adored. Prince Valiant, filled with beautiful jewels and a little girl that I could design clothes in vinyl and stick them to her with static electricity. I still collect them as you can see from the image on the next page.

Brett Payne, the Photo-Sleuth, has written a brilliant article on the toys used by photographers to appease their young sitters. You must take a look.

Did you know that Queen Victoria was a doll collector and an archivist? Check out Queen Victoria’s Dolls. In doing the research for this article I found I had a great deal in common with the publisher of The Strand Magazine. See if you can find the resemblance.

Then we explore a Santa’s Wish list in iAncestor, what the well-dressed dolls wear in Dressed To The Nines, what toys were appealing and which were not in Appealing Subjects, toy hunting for the genealogist in In2Genealogy, creating a toy with a download from The Healing Brush, places to go to when hunting toys with Sheri Fenley, a dreadful doll story with a happy ending in Penny Dreadful, and an ArtiFact from Denise Levenick.

Don’t miss the announcement Shades has this month. Something’s coming, something good!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Thank You to all our loyal readers! On to the New year!

Select the image above or The Toys Issue to read the new Shades Magazine.

On The Cover Of Shades
    The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe - Editor

Dressed To The  Nines
    The Well Dressed Doll - Maureen Taylor

Watch The Birdie
    Toys Used As Accessories In Photographic Studios - Brett Payne

    Toys, Family Stories, & Junk Piles - Caroline Pointer

Appealing Subjects
    The Appeal of Toys - Craig Manson

Queen Victoria’s Dolls
    Wooden and Paper - fM

Dervla “Dare” Dreadful
    A Dreadful Adventure - A Doll’s Story

The Healing Brush
    Use Your Imagination - Janine Smith

An iAncestor Christmas
    All I want For Christmas - Denise Barrett Olson

The Toy Shop
    Toys In Old Photos

Have We Left You Wanting More?
    Toy Museums - Sheri Fenley

    Protecting An Antique Book - Denise Levenick

The Last Picture Show
    Elijah B. Core - Children’s Portrait Specialist



Blogger Dorene from Ohio said...

So charming! A Christmas gift to all of us!

December 19, 2013 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Dorene, thank you! Everyone works so hard on Shades it's great to know it's appreciated.

December 19, 2013 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Craig Manson said...

It's great! It's good to have Shades back again!

December 21, 2013 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Yes, Craig, it is good to see all my great friends come together to share their passion for old photographs. Thank you for all your Appealing Subjects!

December 22, 2013 at 9:42 AM  

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