This is Cotton Joe from the collection of member Myrna Loesch. He was made by the Horsman Company from 1910 to 1916. Joe is 10 inches tall with a "Can't Break Em" composition brown head with painted features, hard stuffed tan cloth body, and olive cloth legs. He came wearing a red or striped shirt with brown or khaki suspender pants; some may have had a straw hat and was one of the original American Kids in Toyland series. This example has replaced clothes and repainted facial features.
AUSTIN DOLL COLLECTORS SOCIETY
The Austin Doll Collectors Society is an organization of antique, vintage, and modern doll collectors, dealers, and artisans. We meet on the first Monday of each month and our meetings are fun and educational. We begin with refreshments and socializing, and, following our brief business meeting, there is a special doll-related program and "show and tell." The Austin Doll Collectors Society is a nonprofit organization and is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs.