Early vintage Ceresota printed cloth cut and sew advertising doll. These dolls are rare and date to the early 1900's. This 14 inch doll is in great condition and his colors are bright, with just the right aged patina. The only thing to mention is that the usual floppiness of neck is present, so common to this type of doll. Otherwise, the printed details are impressive and he will be a wonderful addition to your collection.
From the Heckers/Ceresota website:
The Ceresota Brand was born in the late 1800’s from the vibrant flour milling industry in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Mississippi River below the St. Anthony falls had the perfect conditions for water powered flour mills. By the later part of 1870 there were nearly 30 different flour mills built on the banks of Mississippi river. Eventually these mills began to consolidate and produce flour as one company. One of these companies was the Northwest Consolidated Milling Company which comprised a total of six different mills all producing flour under the same label: Ceresota. It is believed that the Ceresota name was chosen from Greek mythology: “Ce-res”: Goddess of harvest. + “ota” = son. Ceresota: son of Ce-res. The Northwest Consolidated Milling Company was acquired by the Standard Milling Company in April 1902. The Standard Milling Company is now known as the Uhlmann Company.