An antique German all-bisque Little Annie Rooney doll with molded clothing. A sweet all-bisque character we don't see often!
Joseph Kallus designed the Little Annie Rooney all bisque doll after seeing drawings by Jack Collins, an illustrator, in 1925.
Little Annie Rooney became extremely popular when the comic strip about this young little orphan girl launched in 1927. The adventures of Little Annie Rooney were about her and her trusty dog, Zero. Later came Whitman books about Annie Rooney and Big Little Books by Brandon Walsh. Little Annie's popularity lasted until 1966.
This little girl stands 4-1/4 inches in height. Annie has large black eyes with black eyeliner, brown brows and a smiling painted mouth. She wears her original black human hair wig. She has molded clothing with jointed arms.
She is marked Germany at her back. And is marked on her skirt area, Little Annie Rooney, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Copr. by Jack Collins.
She is in perfect condition having no chips, cracks or defects. PLEASE NOTE: She does appear to have a little bit of manufacturer discoloring to her facial area, almost as though her face was a tint of a darker coloring at one time and now small areas are whiter in appearance. Although she may have been this way ever since she was manufactured. (see photos)
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