Kewpie Doll

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Rose O’Neill (b.1874, d.1944), Illustrator
Production date
Post 1909
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Molded plastic
3 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 2" (8.9 x 4.4 x 5.1cm)
Rose O'Neill was a highly successful commercial artist and illustrator in New York City. In 1909 she moved back to her Branson, Missouri home where she began drawing little imps and writing stories about them. They became so popular that in 1913 O'Neill received a patent for them and they became known as "Kewpies."
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