Betsy McCall and Nosy!

by sarahanadesigns

For my birthday my friends gave me a picture from a vintage magazine. They had been flipping through and found it and instantly thought of me. Not only did the illustrated girl in the picture have a short, brown haired bob haircut with heavy bangs, and big brown eyes, but in the picture she was washing a Dachshund! The girls name is Betsy McCall and her dachshund’s name is Nosy.

I decided to look up Betsy and Nosy and see what I could find!

Betsy McCall is a paper doll that could be found on the pages of McCall magazine from April 1951 – 1995. Her page always featured fashions and a story. Betsy is first presented as a young 5 year old with her 6 month old dachshund.

Here is a picture of the page that my friends gave me. It just happens that it is the page that Nosy was featured the most on!

Nosy Gives Betsy McCall a Bath June 1952 photo taken from

And here are 2 other pages that also included Nosy.

Introducing Betsy McCall May 1951 photo taken from

Betsy McCall Finds a Surprise January 1953 photo taken from

So Cute! It was an amazing gift and I am going to get it framed!