All-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Reissued Version
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This is a Kewpie doll with an all-bisque body. It has blue wings on each side of the shoulders. The arms are missing and there is light brown hair painted down the center and back of the head. The cheeks, stomach, feet, and knees are highlighted in pink over light beige . The doll has black "googley eyes" that look to the right. Kewpies were patented in 1913 by Rose O'Neill and within the few years after, they had shown up in almost every American home in one form or another. However, it is believed that this is not an original Kewpie from that era but is a reissued version by the Cameo Company from the mid 1950's. One of the differences is that the reissued version has grey eyelashes instead of the original black. How we learn about communities; American Communities in History; Communities and Geography 16 History; 18 Social Systems
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
American pop culture
O'Neill, Rose, 1874-1944
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