Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Artist - Jessie Louise Taylor

POP! Goes the Question.

4 7/8" x 4 1/4"
circa 1920s/1930s
by Jessie Louise Taylor
for Carrington

Jessie Louise Taylor is best known for her paper doll series from the 1920s, Twins Around the World. The series featured her double-sided Fold-Away figures with unique clothing cleverly made to fold around both sides of her characters. It was inspired by the Twin books for children written by Lucy Fitch Perkins.

The series first appeared in the Ladies Home Journal between January and October of 1922. Dover reproduced the series in a single book in 1989. 

Taylor also created images for advertising in the 1910s. Her valentines appear to date from the 1920s to the 1930s. Little has been published about the artist and her life. I have found several Jessie Louise Taylors on genealogical sites that that are the right age to be possible creators of these images, but not enough information to be able to pin down which one, if any, may be this artist. I would encourage readers with any additional information regarding this illustrator to leave a comment. 

You are my Love Song ~ I Love You.

mechanical flat
circa 1930s
by Jessie Louise Taylor


Companies Taylor is known to have worked for:

  • Whitney
  • Carrington
  • AC Co (American Colortype Co)

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