Baby Mine

Name: Baby Mine

Made by and When: Ideal Toys, Inc., 1911

Material: Composition head, straw-stuffed brown cloth body, arms, and legs; hands are paw-like without fingers

Marks: WA9 or WA [reverse P]

Height: 11 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Painted brown/brown painted eyes/open mouth painted pink on the inside

Clothes: Blue and white plaid romper has “Ideal Baby Mine” on the fabric belt.

Other: This doll is a lookalike of Horsman’s Black Baby Bumps and might have been removed from the market after Horsman sued several manufacturers that created copycats of their doll.

Close-up of Ideal’s Baby Mine, circa 1911
An Ideal Baby Mine Trademark label is stitched on the waist of Baby Mine’s romper.

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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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