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All-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Reissued Version
All-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Reissued Version
Resource Typeimage
TitleAll-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Reissued Version
Coverage / YearMid 1950s; England; United States
DescriptionThis 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.
InterpretationKewpies 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.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American Communities in History; Communities and Geography;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems;
Author or CreatorCameo Company
Subject / KeywordsReissued dolls; All-bisque dolls; Kewpie dolls; American pop culture; O'Neill, Rose, 1874-1944;
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1992.016.0001
CONTENTdm file name48425172422004_92.16.1.jpg
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