Advertising dolls; Aunt Jemima & Uncle Mose
1893-1923 Aunt Jemima
(Miss Nancy Green), Uncle Mose, Diana and Wade
dolls, advertising dolls for Aunt Jemima pancake, flour and syrup by the Davis
Milling Company, also called Aunt Jemima Mills (bought in 1925 by
Quaker Oats Company), black cloth rag, oilcloth or composition dolls, some are
Mama criers, her slogan was; "I'se in town, honey".
Dolls shown left:
Aunt Jemima doll, Uncle Mose doll, 14" all cloth dolls by Arnold Print Works
Aunt Jemima dolls were also made or sold by;
American Specialty Doll Co, American Stuffed Novelty
Brothers, Louis Wolf and The Toy Shop.
Dolls 1950s to 1970s
Advertising Dolls Identified 1893+
1910 to present, Campbell Kids doll, created by artist Grace Gebbie
Weiderseim Drayton, whose name never appeared on the drawings for the
Campbell Soup Company, came in various sizes, materials and manufactured by
various companies over the years.
made Campbell Kids dolls, composition and cloth.
Campbell Kids dolls, marked
A Petite Doll.
1948+ Horsman, again made Campbell Kids dolls,
Late 1940s Dee & Cee, Canada made
Campbell Kids dolls of composition and cloth.
1950s Ideal made Campbell Kids dolls of
magic skin latex or vinyl.
1990s Collectible Concepts made Campbell
Kids dolls in porcelain.
ca. 1910 Horsman Campbell Kids doll 10"
1914 Ideal Uneeda Kid doll,
11, 14-15 or 23-24" tall, cloth stuffed body with composition head, molded hair,
painted or sleep eyes, closed mouth, both were advertising dolls for National
Biscuit Co made by Ideal. He wears beige rompers under his yellow
fisherman coat and hat.
Zu-Zu Kid doll, 14-15" tall an advertising
doll for ginger snaps, she wore a printed yellow clown costume with brown
stars and pompoms with a pointed cap.
Both dolls are
marked Ideal inside a diamond
1914 Ideal Uneeda Kid doll, 14"
1915 Baker & Bennett, Spearmint Kid doll 12 1/2" tall,
composition doll with
a voice box made with permission of the William Wrigley Company by Baker & Bennett
doll mark is B & B.
Bennett & Baker doll mark BB
1918 Crackerjack cloth doll, Sailor boy and dog, trademark of Borden Foods,
Inc., now Frito Lay, Inc. all cloth body and limbs, mask painted face.
Ideal made a Cracker Jack doll, but we don't know if is the doll shown.
1918 Crackerjack doll
1922-1952 Cream O` Wheat Rastus doll, came in 16" or (1930) 18"
tall, black cloth doll, was a premium box top offer that cost .10 cents by the
Nabisco Company. The chef image was originally an unknown black male waiter
of Chicago, Illinois, US.
1922-1955 Cream O' Wheat
Rastus doll, 16"
Kellogg's Cereal company in Kalamazoo, Michigan US distributed more than
five million dolls of various kinds, here are some of their promotions: 1925
Goldilocks & Three Bears set 12-15" tall, cloth, Corn Flakes & Pep,
1928 Nursery Rhymes: Little Bo Peep, Mary had a Little Lamb, Red Riding
Hood, all cloth. Also, 1962 Linda Lou doll, 1964-1965 Calico
Lassie doll, 1968 Snap, Crackle and Pop and 1969 Mary Kate
dolls made in plastic.
1968 Kelloggs Snap, Crackle and Pop dolls
ca. 1926 Framoz wind up Boy doll, 10" tall,
an American made composition character shoulder head with molded hair, painted
side glancing eyes, closed mouth, metal body with cloth arms, a key wound walker
doll, has large flat rectangular metal pieces for shoes, metal body printed
label in green and red reads; Framoz & Co., Sparkling Cherry Cider,
SINGAPORE, (made by)
LM & S Doll head is unmarked.
Framoz & Company of Singapore
made and sold aerated water from 1905 to around the 1970s.
Note: The head mold looks very similar to
that of Sayco's Our Gang, 1926
ca. 1926 Framoz wind up Boy doll, 10"
1928+ Cameo GE Hotpoint Man doll figure, 15" tall,
wood segmented character doll figure, composition head with a jointed wood
body, painted facial features, red painted clothing, silver H and red
pointed arrow on top of head, slits in hands to hold paper sales cards.
Made by Cameo, Hotpoint Man is
unmarked except for a Hotpoint paper label on chest and Cameo sticker on
bottom of wood base. Advertising doll figure for Hotpoint a
division of General Electric, GE..
Cameo also made the wood segmented advertising
of America, RCA Radiotron
Cameo GE Hotpoint Man doll 15"
ca. 1928 Mellin's Food doll, 11" tall,
composition shoulder head with molded painted blonde hair, blue painted eyes,
closed mouth, pink cotton cloth body, upper arms and bent legs, composition
lower arms, doll marked E.I.H.
copyright © Inc.
(Horsman) clothes labeled
Mellin's Food Doll Boston, Mass.
ca. 1928 Mellin's Food Doll Boston, Mass
label & E.I.H. copyright © Inc. on back
Jolly Joan Restaurant Waitress doll, 12-15" tall, all composition doll,
12" doll has a one piece head and body, larger sizes are
jointed at neck, shoulders and hips, large molded curly short brown painted hair with a blue
painted hair bow, painted eyes or tin sleep eyes, closed mouth, doll is
unmarked. Wore a blue
and white gingham dress with a white ruffled neckline and an apron similar to
those worn by the waitress's at the Jolly Joan restaurant in Portland, Oregon,
which was open from 1933 to the 1960s.
1940s Jolly Joan Restaurant
Waitress doll ad
1945 Ideal Miss Curity doll, 18-22" tall, all composition jointed body,
wigged, sleep eyes, closed mouth, wears a nurse uniform, doll is
Curity is a trademark of the Kendall Company,
doll was made by the Ideal
Novelty & Toy
Company and Reliable Toy Company
There is also a
1953 Ideal Miss Curity made of
hard plastic, with the Toni body and markings, who is part of the Toni
family of dolls.
1945 Ideal Miss Curity doll, 18"
1946-1960s Eaton's Beauty Dolls, were
featured each year in their Fall and Winter catalog, some dolls were made by
Reliable Toys of Canada and some Eaton Beauty dolls were made by:
Cuno & Otto Dressel,
Schoenau & Hoffmeister, Dominion Toy,
S.F.B.J. and Dee & Cee. The Eaton Beauty Doll brand was only available
Photo is of a Reliable Toys of Canada Eaton doll in
her original under clothes, socks and shoes and is courtesy of Heather.
1940s Eaton Beauty doll
1948 Buttons cloth doll by Dan River, maker of bedding and
sheets, 17" tall, with button eyes, black yarn hair, and as you can see she came
in different dresses, the left ad shows a red and white check dress with buttons
on placket and white apron, black shoes and white socks, at right doll has a
blue and white stripe dress.
1948 Dan River Buttons Doll, 17"
Royal Blue Stores,
Susie-Q doll, 15" tall, all composition fully
jointed doll, black mohair wig with bangs and pigtails with blue and white plaid
hair ribbons, single stroke black eyebrows, blue sleep eyes, open smiling mouth
with white space indicating teeth, Susie- Q is wearing a solid blue school girl
dress with a white collar and blue ric-rak trim, short sleeves with a white
cuff, white waist tie and a blue and white plaid attached over skirt, white
socks and black oilcloth tie shoes.
If Susie-Q still has her hang tag
it says; I'm Susie-Q of ROYAL BLUE copyright © 1948, Royal Blue Stores. "Hi Gals! Hi Fellas! I'm Susie-Q, I'm scheming big plans for all of you. Keep in touch with
me and I'll tell you more. You can always find me at the Royal Blue Store".
Doll and clothing are unmarked, but had a hang tag, it is unknown who
made the Susie-Q advertising doll for the Royal Blue Store.
1948 Royal Blue Stores
Susie-Q doll 15"
1949 Eugenia Pam the Perm-O-Wave Doll, 14"
tall, hard plastic, human hair wig, with Perm-O-Wave curlers, ". . these
curlers can be used over and over again. These same curlers can give
mother and daughter a home permanent", plastic makeup case, and barrette.
This was the earliest of the home permanent dolls. Made by the
Eugenia Doll Company, Inc.
1949 Eugenia Pam the
Perm-O-Wave Doll, 14"
1949-1953 Ideal Toni Doll, 14-23" tall, the
Toni doll was introduced in 1949 as an
advertising doll for the Gillette Toni Home Permanent, she is made of
all hard plastic with a jointed body, the earliest dolls wore a nylon wig in
various colors and styles, has sleep eyes usually in blue but other colors too,
real upper eyelashes, painted lower lashes, small painted rosebud lips and was
loved by many little girls and now big girls, too. Doll marked
Toni was made by Ideal.
1949-1953 Ideal Toni Doll, 14"
Additional Advertising dolls not shown
1895+ Northwestern Consolidated Milling Company,
a Farm Boy doll, 15 1/2" tall, all cloth rag doll of flour sack lithographed
fabric, then cutout and sewn, doll is unmarked, fabric has printed
Ceresota Flour, Northwestern's trademark since 1891.
1986 Franklin Heirloom Mint made a Ceresota Flour Boy reproduction, has a porcelain head, hands, feet with a soft body
1899-1900 American Rice Foods Manufacturing
Company, Cook's Flaked Rice advertising doll; Miss Flaked
Rice doll, 25" tall,
muslin cloth printed wearing underwear, cut out, stuff and sew dolls, mail in
premium doll, doll mark My name is Miss Flaked Rice.
1900 American Rice Foods Manufacturing Company,
Miss Malto-Rice doll, cloth cut out advertising doll mark
My name is Miss Malto-Rice.
1901 The Korn-Crisp Company Ltd., Miss
doll, 26 1/2" tall, a cloth cut out doll marked with tag sewn into seam
name is Miss Korn-Crisp. We think this company is possibly the creator of this
advertising doll, founded in Battle Creek, Michigan on August 12, 1901.
1904 Buster Brown Shoes, Buster Brown Doll, doll material unknown
made by Hamley Brothers of England.
1905 Art Fabric Mills
and Knickerbocker Specialty Co, both made Buster Brown rag dolls and 1929 Buster Brown doll, 16"
composition and cloth doll, made by
Ideal. Horsman also made a Buster Brown doll.
1916 Babbitt At Your Service Cleanser Boy doll,
15" tall, BT Babbitt Company of New York city trade mark
advertising doll made for them by
Modern Toy Company doll came with a medal can of Babbitt's cleanser.
1920-1962 Buddy Lee doll, 12 1/2 - 13" tall, composition or hard
plastic, see our
HD Lee Company
page for photos and more information.
1920 American Ocarina Karo Princess doll, 10 1/4" tall,
all composition one piece body and head, (from their 1920 ad) "Made of lignum
fiber, unbreakable and waterproof, exquisitely hand painted and enameled in
beautiful soft colorings, comes packed in attractively covered boxes".
Karo Princess has a papoose face with long hair and a headband with a feather,
painted eyes and lashes, closed mouth, bare arms outside her open green leaf
corn cob body showing the yellow corn inside, painted white socks and black Mary
Jane shoes peek out from her base, Karo syrup advertising doll, doll is unmarked
1927 Baby Ruth doll, 1929 Chicos doll
both registered trade names for the Curtis Candy Company.
1930 Quaker Crackels cloth doll, 15" tall,
printed cloth doll, to cut out, sew and stuff advertising doll for crackel
cereal by Quaker Oats Company. Quaker also made a Puffy
1936+ Gerber Baby doll,
from the Gerber Baby Products company located in Fremont, Michigan US,
an 8" tall all one piece cloth doll with printed face and holding a can of
unknown maker. Several manufacturers made Gerber dolls over the
years; Sun Rubber,
Rubber & Plastics, Amsco.
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