|Title||Doll; Bisque; Kewpie|
|Description||Bisque Kewpie doll. Jointed arms. Red heart with gold border reads "Kewpie Reg US Pat Off" pasted on front. Round seal on the back. Yellow silk roses with orange ribbon are attached to left shoulder with wire. Blue spots painted on back of shoulders. Face and hair are painted on.|
|Material||ceramic (bisque), paint, silk, metal, ribbon, paste|
|Place of Origin||Germany|
Heart pasted to chest:
KEWPIE REG US PAT OFF
Circle imprinted on back:
Circle pasted on back:
KEWPIE DES. PAT. III.4.1913. GERMANY
REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.
Rathburn, Elizabeth (Gaylord)
Kewpie dolls were based on cartoon figures that appeared in LADIES' HOME JOURNAL by Rose O'Neill in 1909.
This doll was collected by Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn of Lincoln. Elizabeth was born in Fairmont, Nebraska. She married Howard Martin Rathburn in 1898. Howard was a general manager of Western Supply Company in Lincoln. They had four children: Winthrop, Margaret, Lois and Bette. Rathburn compiled an extensive collection of dolls from around the world, and donated them to the Nebraska State Historical Society in 1948.
|Credit line||Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska|
|Collection||Rathburn, Elizabeth Gaylord|