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 today...you may get a little chuckle!

                                                    Smile On!                Audrey

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