Monday, April 05, 2010

Tillie the toiler

Tillie the Toiler was a comic strip that appeared in the Sunday comics many years ago.  I remember seeing it when I was a child.  Tillie was a working woman, a modern girl with a job and a boyfriend named Mac.  But what was fascinating to me was drawings like the above--a Tillie paper doll with clothes you could cut out and put on the doll, if you were a brain surgeon instead of a 5-year-old girl.

But I admired Tillie and especially loved her clothes.  She was the essence of chic. I couldn't wait to grow up and dress like her, with high heels and everything.

I recently bought a pair of shoes which would have done Tillie proud.


Wyatt Earp said...

I wonder why she was "the toiler?"

miriam said...

She "toiled," eg--had a job.