Brownie Paper dolls, circa 1890's.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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Sometimes Brownie characters were used in advertising that weren't drawn by Palmer Cox. Cox was one of the first to license his work for advertisers but there are quite a few items that were produced that didn't use his drawings. One of the more famous is the Brownie Camara by Kodak. It shows a Brownie on the box and is named for one but there is no known licensing contract between Kodak and Cox. Of course, Cox had no claims on the folk legend of Brownies so that anyone was free to use the idea. It is fun to try and look for all the different kinds of Brownies out there.