Barbie and Ken catalogue – 1962

I recently picked up three 1962 Barbie in-pack booklets. These beautifully illustrated catalogues show the fashion range available back when Barbie was just 3 years old – amazing to think she’s still going strong today at 60! Alongside dozens of fashion items for Barbie, Midge and Ken, other gems found inside the catalogues are the Barbie board game, the Dream House and Fashion Shop, knitting patterns, Trousseau Set and the Barbie fan club and magazine.

Below are scans from the first booklet – Barbie and Ken – the others to follow another time soon. Click images to go bigger and enjoy πŸ™‚

As always, thanks for looking πŸ™‚

12 thoughts on “Barbie and Ken catalogue – 1962

  1. Ahh, I love Barbie! This is really great. I was definitely influenced by Barbie. Look at all the Art Gowns I do on my Judy. They are my adult dolls, in a way. Also, every Art Gown has a name, just as each Barbie outfit has a name. I wonder if I sub-consciously drew on that?
    Anyway, at some point I’ll do, with your permission, a Barbie Section … in one of my Art Gowns Updates posts, and use some of your pics. Of course you will get full credits and cheers from me.
    If you don’t like this idea, no problem. I’m easy!

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