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Quintuplets Paper Doll Books

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We have featured several paper dolls in the past, but these Quintuplets Paper Doll Books possibly have the most interesting background story.

There are five books available, each being based on one of the Dionne quintuplets, who were the first set of quintuplets known to survive beyond infancy. Born in 1934 in Ontario, Canada, the girls were taken away from their parents and exploited by the Government as a tourist attraction. The paper dolls books were part of the merchandise being originally printed in 1940 with each girl, Marie, Yvonne, Emilie, Annette and Cecile having her own wardrobe of clothes.

These reprints are now available to buy from Labour and Wait for £7 each.