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Creator Sullivan, Shirley, (Mrs.)
Title doll
Published Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver
Identifier 69040
Language English
Media Image
Contributor Museum of Vancouver
Description Dolls have been featured as part of advertising campaigns by such companies as Coca Cola, Gerber's Baby Foods, and, most memorably, the Campbell Soup Company. American artist Grace Dayton created the Campbell Kids around 1910. The chubby, healthy looking children were an immediate hit and have been used to promote the soup ever since. The E.I. Horsman Company of New York made the original dolls which had composition heads and fabric bodies. Later versions of the Campbell Kids were made entirely from composition. This composition Campbell Soup Kid was made by E. I. Horsman Company of New York, probably around 1947. She has a swivel head and jointed shoulders and hips. The hair, facial feature, and shoes are moulded and painted. The doll's side glancing eyes and small smile give her the mischievous look which has made her such a successful symbol for the Campbell Soup Company.
a)composition doll named -Campbell soup twin-;movable arms, legs and head;painted on features and red hair;painted on white socks and black shoes;white rayon bow stapled to top of head;b)pair of white knit under-drawers, covering waist to ankles
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