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 today...you may get a little chuckle!
Smile On! Audrey
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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