Mother Hubbard doll from Effanbee's Storybook Collection. Fully jointed 11" doll made from vinyl and plastic, with rooted hair and moving eyes. Back of head is marked "EFFANBEE", "©1975", "1276". Appears to be complete with all clothing, shoes, accessories, and with an original hang tag in the original box. The doll, clothing, and accessories are in like new condition. The box, marked "0300", "1188 - MOTHER HUBBARD", has a little wear with tape remnants and a small damaged area on one side. Except for one small area at the lower left corner, the cellophane insert is intact.
The Effanbee Doll Company was founded in New York City in 1912 taking the name from the initials of the founders last names - Fleischaker and Baum. They created the first realistically proportioned child doll, and the first hard rubber, drink and wet doll. Sold in 1946 and then resold many times to various owners, the company was purchased in 2002 by the Tonner Doll Company who continue to make the modern Effanbee dolls.
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