The Badgett Quadruplets Paper Dolls are based on the Badgett Quadruplets, a real set of quadruplets, that were born in February of 1939.
Their names were Joan, Joyce, Jeraldine and Jeanette. They were born in Galveston and the city gave them a brand new house. They had postcards printed of them, as well as these paper dolls published by Saalfield. Baylor University gave the girls scholarships to their university.
Here are the four girls - Joan, Joyce, Jeraldine and Jeanette.
Here are some toys for them to play with. I am sure they were given a lot of free toys too!
The above set of clothing is all for Joyce.
This page of clothing is all for Joan. Joan has a yellow dress (holding a toy), a blue dress coat (holding a doll), a pink bathrobe with pink slippers underneath. She has an orange sweater (to wear with the overall on cooler days). She has a pair of overalls with a red and white striped shirt underneath. She has a green sun suit with matching bonnet. She also has a pink dress with a white smock on top. The beads she is holding are very popular teething beads from the day.
This set of clothing is all for Jeraldine. Her clothing includes a blue dress with a white smock over it. A pink sun suit (complete with shovel and pail and sun bonnet), a pair of green overalls with striped shirt under them (perfect for playing in the garden), a yellow robe over yellow pajamas and slippers, a golden dress (holding an A, B, C block, and a yellow sweater (holding a book).
And this page of clothing are all for Jeanette. They include a bathrobe over pajamas, a pink coat, a purple sweater, a yellow sun suit (with bucket and sun bonnet), a pair of overalls for playing in the garden, a blue dress and a green dress with a white smock over it.
By the late fifties the Badgett's celebrity had sizzled a bit. They graduated from Ball High School. Two of the girls stayed in Galveston and two moved to Dallas.
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