Paper dolls were invented in the 18th century at the court of King Louis XV.
At the same time, they were made in England, and the back of the various instructive stories were printed. In the New World, the paper was very expensive, so paper dolls were treated very carefully, kept between the pages of a book or in special boxes.
First doll clothes did not have valves to help them put on their dolls. Children glued them tiny droplets of glue, and then tore off again.