Postcard collectors may be familiar with Rose O’Neill’s Kewpie doll-like illustration created in 1909. A Kewpie is a comical character with a somewhat larger head, big eyes, cubby and rosy cheeks, and a curl or top knot on top of it’s head. I found out some trivia about the Kewpie I wasn’t familiar with I thought I’d share with my readers.
Did You Know?
- The Kewpie was the first case of merchandising based on a comic character.
- The 1939 New York World’s Fair time capsule contained a Kewpie doll.
- The Kewpie doll was mentioned in Anne Frank’s diary, and John Steinbeck’s 1930s novel, Of Mice and Men.
- The Kewpie is the mascot of the Kewpee Hamburgers chain.
I find trivia always fun and interesting; especially if connected to old vintage postcards. I hope you found the above trivia fun and interesting too.
** Be sure to stop by the blog, The Best Hearts Are Crunchy, to view the many postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday.