The paper dolls below were created by my Great Aunt, Effie Gay Greenstreet (1876-1944).
When Effie Gay was 9 and her sister Ella May (my Great Grandmother – 1876-1964) was 16, their father, Francis, died of a stroke. His wife Maria died the next day (I don’t know the cause). Francis’ sister took the girls in.
Ella May and Effie Gay Greenstreet
Effie Gay was divorced from her first husband and before marrying her second, supported herself by oil panting, sewing, and designing and selling the Greenstreet paper dolls. Ella May was widowed and later in life also had to support herself. I think they were both a lot like Olivia.