Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dora's Diary

This was among the recipe booklets I picked up last weekend.  I thought it deserved a post of its own. There isn't much information on the artist, Lois Fisher.  There was a Lois Fisher that did a children's show in the 1950's who illustrated children's books as she read them.  It seems very possible they were one in the same.  This recipe booklet was published by Monarch-Paramount Ranges and Heaters, probably in the 1940's.  They were manufacturers of high-end kitchen ranges, but were unable to compete with companies such as General Electric and went into bankruptcy in 1985.

The book itself is a gag every other page based on Dora the Maid's inept and literal interpretation of recipe directions.

Dora's dog "Doodle" bears a striking resemblance to Dagwood and Blondie's "Daisy".

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