Name: William Thomas Jr., aka Buckwheat of “The Little Rascals”
Made by and When: Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls, 2020
Material: Wool-blend felt (face, arms, and legs); cotton-blend (head and torso)
Marks: Signed by the artist
Height: 16 inches without the hat; close to 18 inches with the hat
Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black fleece hair/painted facial features with brown eyes and a closed mouth
Clothes: White dress shirt, black suspender pants, black shoes, and a black top hat that has a blue feather and a blue grosgrain ribbon hat band; holds a white cane.
Other: Part of the artist’s Historic series, this one-of-a-kind doll represents child actor, William “Billie” Thomas, Jr., who played the role of Buckwheat in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) short films from 1934 to 1944.
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