Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Buster Brown Shoes Mascot

     This little bisque doll is the mascot for the Buster Brown Shoe Company.  He stands 2 3/4" tall.

         On the back of him is displayed "Buster Brown Shoes".   Originally he was a comic strip character created in 1902 by Richard F. Outcault.   The shoe company adopted this little guy in 1904.

    I discovered I had purchased a box with Buster Brown baby shoes in it, several years ago.   It was interesting to see the way the company used the image on their products.

                                                      I did restore the little Buster.

                        Buster made his first appearance in the New York Herald on May 4, 1902.

                                   Read the comics may get a little chuckle!

                                                    Smile On!                Audrey

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Doll: Made In Occupied Japan

    This little 5 1/4" doll, is a 5 piece bisque.  She is marked "Mada In Occupied Japan", the word  "made" is misspelled on her back.  This dates the doll between 1946-1955.

  She is wearing a formed hat, and a lovely curl turns down her forehead.  Her dress was a handmade one, and was a sign that someone loved her.

   She cleaned up very nicely.  I adore that little hat!   Turned out she had stylish shoes with little socks, and not really big black boots.  I crocheted the mint green dress for her, and added a black ribbon.

    She looked quite French to me, so I named her "Mimi".   Once again, she is loved.

           Thanks for stopping in today!                     Smile On!    Audrey