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1940's Peggy McCall Mannequin in Original Patriotic Flag Dress WWII

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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Hi To All The good Folks on CW thought it was time to post something .
    1940s Peggy McCall mannequin made by Dritz-Traum Company . She is 12 1/2 inches tall . Dressed in rare factory Patriotic flag dress '
    Peggy always came boxed in a patriotic theme box with stars and stripes . During WWII these little mannequins were used to teach young girls to sew . I have had several but never one dressed by factory in this dress they were usually nude .
    They came with McCall patterns which always included a nurse uniform . A Hint to become a Nurse ? They used small scraps of material to make clothes as material was hard to come by during WWII and also some sewing notions in box .
    . I had one of these manequins that came with original insert saying " Help Your Country and learn to sew for War effort . Added the front of one of her boxes showing her draped in red,white and blue
    I hope you enjoy her history .


    1. aghcollect aghcollect, 4 years ago
      Hi Mani - jiminy, I thought I was losing track of time or just memory - you need to change your calender and for gosh sakes don't show bb the side shot, Miss Peggy will be showing too much boobs. -- LOL, glad you popped on again, miss the dolls.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank you agh :-) She is not shy I guess lol , I better correct date too I had this wrote up and meant to post on 4th and forgot , Thanks for catching that my friend !
    3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Agh I think bb2 has x-ray eyes <wink>
    4. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Great post Mani. Glad to see one of your girls.....such a great outfit on her.
    5. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank you racer :-) always appreciated your support and glad you stopped !
    6. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Many thanks vetraio50 ! I always am glad to see you and all your great posts !
    7. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
      Great post Sis!
    8. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank you bro !! xo
    9. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Hey cutie, she reminds me of the Andrew sister on USO tour
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      X-ray glasses Mani. Wish it were the eyes as the glasses fog up in certain company.
    11. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      bb2 to bad those glasses fog up ya can miss something lol
    12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT PIN UP DOLL :) !!! ,BB2 YOU BORN WITH X-RAY VISION!! LOL!!
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Actually, I think everybody has missed. Typo. I have X-rated vision.
    14. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank you Kerry always a compliment to see you put a love on my post xoxo
    15. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank you all much appreciated :-)
      Daddy_Nobucks !
      EJW-54 !
      VioletOrange !
    16. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank you all for stopping I appreciate the love :-)
    17. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank you Trey so glad you stopped :-)
    18. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      very in lighting write up ....;.)
    19. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Actually, it's breaking a federal law against using the flag design on clothing.
    20. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      bb2 I guess she will have to go to jail . Interesting but then this was done during War so maybe not illegal then ? She is rare to have factory made flag dress so maybe they stopped producing her after a short run because of the law ?
    21. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      That law goes w-a-y back as I recall. They just didn't enforce it during the protests & I see it on tourists clothes all the time. Probably one of those thousands of laws that are on your books to give cause if they want to arrest you but don't have anything else.
    22. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      I am sure they did not cut up a real flag or it would have been very tiny , That is something I did not know bb2 but then I never wore a flag like her dress which shows a bit much skin :-)
    23. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank ya Kindly Roy :-)
    24. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      LOVE this 1940's Peggy McCall Mani!!

    25. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much Valentino ! I really appreciate your comment :-)
    26. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      don't you pine jfen they come and throw u in jail,... we'll come break u out ...smiling
    27. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
      We'll send you hacksaw blades in frozen meat, I hear that works.
    28. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      LOL Thanks Roy and Bro glad to hear you'll get me a get out of jail pass I would kindly accept the offer <wink>
    29. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Not even sure they have a jail here!
    30. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      No jail bb2 ? what do they do just hang you ?
    31. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Buy you a Heineken & tell you to be a good boy. They do have a jail/prison here on top of a peak with a great view. Don't guess the inmates get to enjoy the view though.
    32. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Many Thanks to all of you great folks for stopping I appreciate each of you :-)
      Stammy- nice to see a new face on my post ,nice to meet you
    33. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
      To be honest I have never seen one like it before. We didn't have them in Australia to my knowledge for sewing anyway. It's a good idea & wonderful to have this memento of times past when things were easier & we just didn't realise it. Have a great day
    34. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Such a great example Manikin... those pattern packages bring back a lot of memories...
    35. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Mani, be sure to tell us what it's like to be water-boarded in Get-mo! LMFAO!! I probably shouldn't be telling this for fear of damaging my reputation. LOL!! In the 70's & 80's, the Jamaican Coast Guard would take loads of ganja to the guys in Get-mo. I had a woman working for me who had a PX card & she would go with them & use what they collected & our money to raid the PX. She told me more that once after a trip, that they just about emptied the PX! Laughing while we waved at her on the deck of the cutter & hard to spot her among the piles of boxes when they returned! Cuba doesn't allow growing ganja & those U.S. troops were a good market. I've forgotten more than most people remember & if I die tomorrow, I can't complain! Told my friends & family that when I die, just put a simple marker that reads: "Others dreamed. He did it!". LOL!!!
    36. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Hi ya bb2 I missed seeing this post :-) your a crack up for sure . As far as waterboarding on Get-Mo I think I will tell all lol . You have lived your dream and you are one lucky guy not many us of us had the choice to do that but I am glad to hear you did it " My Way" xoxo
    37. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Somebody has to do it. LOL!
    38. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank you trunkman much appreciated ! :-)
    39. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Thank you austro so nice to see you ! have missed seeing you and your great posts !
    40. Zowie Zowie, 3 years ago
      It's a pleasure thanks for the show as I said I have never seen since I'm Australian.
    41. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Hi Zowie glad you stopped as always :-)) many thanks
    42. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Thank you ttomtucker for stopping at this post today . Much appreciated :-)
    43. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Interesting history. I wonder how many people have owned these and never knew what they were. Thanks Mani
    44. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Thanks buddy yes these girls had a history and a meaning not toys :-) Thanks for stopping always g;ad to see ya ! :-)
    45. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Many thanks Efesgirl and Nicefice ! I appreciate you stopping today and always a pleasure to see you :-)
    46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      HAPPY NEW YEAR, manikin !!!!
    47. mcheconi mcheconi, 2 years ago
      Merry Christmas Mani! Wish you and your loved ones all the best!
    48. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Same to you mcheconi, and hoping you will find some wonderful mannequins in Brazil this year :-)
    49. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Many Thanks bijoucaillouvintage and so nice to meet you :-)
    50. Jewels Jewels, 2 years ago
    51. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Thank you Jewels much appreciated :-)
      Thank you CinB and Master for stopping by and pressing that love :-)
    52. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Thank you royohroy <smiling> Have a great Memorial day week-end !
    53. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Thank you PoliticalPinbacks and betweenthelens She came up on right day again :-) Much appreciated that you stopped by .
    54. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 2 years ago
      She too classy not to make the social rounds for such a Holiday ;D
    55. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      :-) PoliticalPinbacks she is dressed for it and she is all about the War and patriotism
      Have a Safe memorial Day

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