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Articles for Collectors by author Dolores Hurtt



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Rose O'Neill and Her Kewpies

June 15, 2013
Cecilia Rose O'Neill was born June 25, 1874 in Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania to William Patrick O'Neill and Alice Asenath Cecelia Smith. Both parents were very artistic and shared their love of the arts with their children. They encouraged her when Rose showed an interest in drawing and writing.
        Related link(s): Kewpies in the Museum

Joseph Kallus, Interpreter of the Kewpie Doll  
June 30, 2013
Joseph Kallus, at 17, was a scholarship student at the Fine Arts College of the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn. During that time, he answered an advertisement for an assistant placed by artist Rose O'Neill and was hired in 1912 to sculpt and cast molds. Rose O'Neill and the Borgfeldt Co were working together to make and distribute Kewpie dolls.

Annette Funicello, America's Sweetheart  
August 1, 2013
  American has lost a treasure with the passing of Annette Funicello. She died on April 8, 2013, after a long and difficult battle with MS. She was a role model for how to live through a devastating illness and do it with grace. Annette was born October 22, 1942 in Utica, New York to parents Joseph and Virginia Funicello

Peggy Nisbet,
Creator of Commemorative & Historical Dolls
August 1, 2013
  Peggy Nisbet wanted to commemorate the coronation of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. There were no national or historical dolls on the English market at that time. Peggy had always loved costume design, English history and the royal family. She wanted to make a doll in the Queens likeness.
Watch for these exciting new articles in June and July!          
Peggy Nisbet's Memorial & Historical Dolls  
July 15, 2013
Peggy Nisbet wanted to commemorate the coronation of her Magesty Queen Elizabeth 11. There were no national or historical dolls on the English market, at that time. Peggy had always loved ...

Lee Middleton
July 31, 2013
Lee Middleton grew up in Springfield, Ohio. She always had a facination with art, spending her time drawing, writing and studying photography and crafts. Her local high school did not offer a class in art, so she took mechanical drawing.

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