Thursday, July 14, 2011

Brownie Dolls

Brownie Paper dolls, circa 1890's.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Brownie Love

Here is a child holding a cloth brownie doll. I never imagined them this size--kind of large.
This might not be a Palmer Cox brownie. I can't tell, but the eyes seem to be illustrated differently.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cloth Brownies

Loving these cloth brownies.
Produced by Arnold Print Works in the early 1890"s.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Brownie Primer Book

I found a link for a Brownie book online in PDF form. Find it HERE. The primer seems to be compiled from several of Palmer Cox's books. This book was published in 1921 by the Century Company, who also published the other brownie books.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Freshly Picked

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.