Fulper Pottery Company1870-1930

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

At the beginning of the 20th century, some dolls' faces reflected a new and very popular image of children as cheerful, energetic, and optimistic. These dolls sported full rosy cheeks, a subtle but pleasant smile, and googly eyes, oversized round eyes with a sideways glance. The Campbell Kids, designed by Grace Drayton in 1904, sported the googly look as did Rose O'Neill's impish Kewpie dolls. German doll manufacturers offered bisque-head googlys from about 1915 to 1925. French and American toy makers also produced googlys. Doll experts suggest the term "googly" represents a contraction of the German phrase "Guck Augen," which translates to "ogling eyes that move to one side."


  • Title: Doll:Peterkins
  • Creator: Fulper Pottery Company
  • Date Created: 1870-1930, 1870-1930
  • Type: Dolls from the Early Twentieth Century, Dolls from the Early Twentieth Century
  • Medium: bisque, paint
  • Object ID: 78.10809, 78.10809

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