1912 Schoenhut Bonnet head girl doll 15"
Albert Schoenhut was a third generation wood carver born in
Germany, established his toy factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1872 for
making wood toys of which a piano was his first. It's believed the
first dolls copyrighted in 1903 were for the Humpty Dumpty Circus;
lady and gentleman acrobats, lion tamer,
lady circus rider and a ringmaster. Also a Chinaman,
Hobo and Black Dude dolls. By 1907 Farmer and
Milkmaid dolls were sold in a farm set.
Max and Moritz German boys and Mary had a little lamb set
included a doll. 1908 Rolly-Dollys in several sizes were patented.
A 53 piece set called Teddy's Adventures in Africa included the portrait spring
jointed Teddy Roosevelt doll.
By 1911 Albert's patent was approved for his All Wood
Perfection Art Dolls with solid wood heads and molded carved hair or
wigged; boy or girl dolls, have compressed metal spring joints and have two
holes in the soles of the feet that allow the dolls to stand or pose. Baby
Tootsie Wootsie and toddler
Schnickel-Fritz, Mr. Common People doll (a cartoon character by