In 1904, Philadelphia illustrator Grace Drayton first drew the iconic Campbell Kids characters. Used as the mascots for the rapidly growing Campbell Soup Company. From the moment they were introduced these lovable toddlers were instantly recognizable and very popular. Originally used in advertisements on streetcars, in 1910, the plump little cherubs were introduced as several promotional products which quickly became cherished collectors items. Almost immediately the Campbell Kids dolls were immensely popular and over the years were licensed to several doll manufacturers. Thousands of the Kids were sold by the prominent retailers of the time, Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Montgomery Ward. The Campbell Kids are one of the earliest examples of the now common advertising strategy of tying a product promotion to a toy product.
Yellow Garage dealer The White Rabbit is featuring a pair of E. I. Horsman Campbell Kids dolls. These vintage composition dolls were introduced in 1948. They are 12 inches tall and have their original matching outfits and Campbell Kid tags. Both have painted side glancing eyes and painted hair. These are some paint scuffs in the hair and the little girls hand has surface cracks in the paint and some surface loss on the palm. The Kids are in very good used condition as evidenced in the pictures. It is extremely rare to find both the little girl and little boy kid together. Any serious collector would have to say these Campbell Kids dolls are Mmm mmm good!
Vintage Pair of Original E.I. Horsman Campbell Kids Dolls