7 . Automaton
8" (20 cm.) x 6",A firm-sided green folio with silk tassel ties contains within 22 sepia photographs depicting bisque poupees (appearing to be Jumeau) each in superb costume as created by famous couturiers of Paris at the end of the 19th century. Each doll is costumed to designate a particular era or historic person,and each is identified as to era,and by the name of the couturier. The couturiers include Worth and Paquin among 18 others. Photographs are excellent,folio spine is broken. A rare and wonderful historical document of dolls and Paris fashion. 1895.