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All-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Original
All-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Original
Resource Typeimage
TitleAll-Bisque Kewpie Doll - Original
Coverage / Year1913
Description(Right) This is a Kewpie doll with an all-bisque body. It has light brown hair down the center and back of the head. There are blue wings on each side of the shoulder. The cheeks, stomach, and knees are highlighted in pink over a light beige body. It has black "googley eyes" that look to the right. This doll has one arm missing and one arm unattached and is also broken below the knees.
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. This is believed to be an original Kewpie from around that time. The Kewpie represents a part of American pop culture created by an English woman.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history; Communities and Geography;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsEngland; United States; Kewpie dolls; American pop culture; All-bisque dolls; O'Neill, Rose, 1874-1944
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1992.016.0101
CONTENTdm file name64025211162002_92-16-101.jpg
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