Toto (Little Brown Koko-type)

Name: Toto (Little Brown Koko-type)

Made by and When: Handcraft Dolls, circa 1940s

Material: Cloth

Marks: Paper tag attached to right foot reads: Toto and Bum (Bum was probably his cloth dog)

Height: 16 inches

Hair/Face: Loops of black yarn, embroidered facial features with red circle mouth

Clothes: Wears blue gingham shirt, blue short suspender pants, sewn-on blue and rust colored knit socks, black felt shoes, red gingham neck tie

Other: Described as being from a mother and daughter company that operated from the 1920s to the 1940s with some dolls on display in a museum in North Platte, NE. This doll was possibly sewn from a modified Little Brown Koko pattern. A dog, Bum, must have been included as a companion pet, but the dog was not with the doll when found at auction. 

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