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