how to find out credit score without hurting credit duns and bradstreet credit report credit repair law firms in houston tx how to run a credit report on a company cash advance no teletrack payday loan direct lenders auto loan credit score 550 international credit check company uk how can i get my credit report for freeware best way to repair rebuild credit after chapter 13 how to check how much credit you have on ee how to see highest credit score on equifax annual credit report phone number can i dispute everything on my credit report transunion credit reporting agency poor credit rating 0% balance transfer credit cards national consumer info free credit report scam how to buy skype credit in india clark howard credit score information consumers lorin hanks flyingifr method of aggressive credit repair free credit report by law once a year credit card offers for excellent credit credit reporting bureau best what are the 10 the best credit repair companies three major credit reporting companies how to quickly raise credit score 100 points instant credit score booster bad credit secured loans canada credit report agencies review credit rating nz free check money loan without credit check buy company credit report australia how to fix personal account information on credit reports how to check your credit for free once a year accord gsf mortgage credit repair credit repair free credit report dispute letter templates credit report federal reporting period personal finance mortgage companies credit report what is a good fico score for auto loan free credit check australia annual credit report credit score cash advance online direct lenders only credit report government site bad or no fax no credit payday loans 3 big credit reporting agencies us fast free credit repair los angeles how to check my free what is a good credit score in canada tips on disputing your credit report how do i sign up for target free credit monitoring best poor credit car finance visa credit card credit repair how doo you get your free government credit report veda credit history check free itc free credit check south africa debt settlement credit report chicago best credit repair services how to fix my credit report for free what is the government site for free credit reports pay advance installment loans in mckinney tx unlimited credit reports for businesses to use disputing transunion credit report online landlord credit reports online getting all 3 credit reports free credit scoring discrete mathematics and its applications pdf how to obtain all 3 credit reports for free credit repair immigration attorney in orange county free credit report band songs secured business credit card chase i need to rebuild my credit rating can collection agency credit report do jobs need a credit report fuel child tax credit rates 2013 credit collection agencies toronto how to check check credit rating in uk how to get loan with loans for bad credit in singapore best place to get annual free credit report how to get a free credit report without a credit card need annual credit report legit site the credit solution program review consumer reports canada remove hard inquiries your credit report sample letter to dispute items on credit report get something off your credit report after 7 years how to cancel credit report from transunion difference between credit score agencies in canada transunion dispute credit report sample letter top top free credit repair companies m&m credit collection agency unsecured bad credit loans that are not payday loans american express free credit report scam bad credit secured loan lenders how to raise your credit how to improve your credit score in 6 months what number check credit vodafone security first credit union routing number federal credit bureau phone numbers best credit cards for average credit scores medicare credit balance report - provider instructions form cms-838 best equifax canada credit score free credit score http sc government pages courtpayments aspx court payments pages what is a credit reference sheet how to improve credit score calculator how to view free credit report online consumer credit report vs lender credit report services check my credit score free without credit card uk free 3 credit score reports free instant online credit report australia credit credit report bureaus in canada credit to you telstra guaranteed payday loans no brokers credit repair book 2012 disputing personal credit report canada will getting a free credit report affect my score poor average credit score credit cards credit report landlord tenant act ontario starting a credit furniture repair business at home thin credit file car loan credit to the nation call it i know what you want lyrics what is the best secured credit card to rebuild credit direct lenders for bad credit installment loans uk how much can i get from a home equity line of credit dispute collection items credit report local best credit repair companies free credit reports no credit card necessary credit report order tenant online best credit repair software reviews first credit union of scranton checking account international fast cash advances payday loans online payday loan direct lenders only bad credit pulling experian personal credit reports credit ratings agencies financial crisis government website to get free credit report best online credit repair challenge credit report items get free copy your credit report online equifax free credit report by mail canada experian credit freeze remove best places to get your credit score consumer report fair credit reporting act of 1970 getting your credit report for free fixing my credit define legitimately free experian credit report and score how long does a bad credit report last correct information credit report experian fico birmingham address credit collections usa reviews how can i get my cibil credit report credit credit repair attorneys in atlanta how do you improve how to build your credit score fast compare top credit repair companies what does a credit score of 800 mean quick accurate fix credit repair canada credit card comparison chart do it yourself credit repair ebook where can i check my credit report free credit repair book credit repair by robin leonard discover mni credit report services cash advance rhb tesco credit card credit report online experian instant cash advances online credit score nanny agencies az can i get a loan credit cards with bad credit history credit history weather report ireland how to repair your check credit score for free free credit report dot com customer service rapid how to be a credit repair specialist guaranteed payday loans credit card for bad credit uk how to get an instant free credit report yearly free credit report check score reputable free credit repair agencies how do i run a credit financial report on a company dsi sky blue credit repair customer reviews credit secure cancel account increase your credit score 100 points 30 days what information is found in a credit report credit score companies itunes charging 1 dollar online credit repair chicago dmp bofa settlement check check my credit rating online personal information on credit report magnum cash advance company reputable credit report online tax lien on credit report one time credit score check without penalty absolutely free credit reports instantly no credit card required international free business credit reports online credit repair reviews best emergency cash advance visalia ca best free credit report usa government when do credit reporting bureaus update reports fair credit reporting act pre-employment screening is a transunion credit score of 650 good what is your credit score what do i need to buy a house russell long credit fixed income fund fair credit reporting act regulations american express cash advance australia letter to remove collections from credit report business rental credit check authorization form credit repair business software thinking with portals is is credit check total legit national credit reporting system how to fix how to remove a bad credit report bad credit record in uk can i get a free credit report from all three agencies ne7 spend ne7 spend online loans payday advance credit repair personal injury lawyers toronto free credit report online instantly experian online credit check service for landlords free credit check online tenant best best free credit report services free credit report with fico scores for all three credit bureaus credit repair business in a box activation key free credit report best site credit repair district attorney san francisco how to get a free free online credit report in canada business credit reference template can credit report keep you getting job clean your credit report up order my free yearly credit report how to get free get free credit report from target sol reporting bad credit experian credit report sample canadian credit scores what is good check score credit fair credit billing act definition instant credit report free 3 credit agency reports how to fix credit card machine printer what is reading a credit bureau report no payday loans in georgia view free credit report without credit card accident credit repair groups what's the best way to repair credit business credit report canada fuel novogradac tax credit rates what does kd mean on experian credit report no telecheck payday loans bad credit no faxing free federal credit reports government site check my credit score for check your credit free once a year footfall experian login cancel how to get a credit card with bad credit and no employment canadian credit rating free online official credit report government free is there a truly free credit report federal government annual free credit report experian visa report if denied credit how to read how to get your free credit report once a year check credit report free once a year best place to get credit report how to repair see your credit score now what is get a clean credit history free credit reports and fico scores repairing damaged credit scores the credit reporting agencies visa credit cards for bad credit firestone myfico forums best credit repair cards how do i get a loan loan with bad credit history sample attorney credit repair letters annual credit reports free cbc fdic credit report the best payday loans with bad credit credit card company dispute letter advance cash payday loans anniston alabama do credit repair specialists does proactive really work reputable bank of america credit repair programs totally free instant credit report free how to get a background credit check for landlords steps to fixing your credit score quickly cash advance no credit check direct lenders 3 score credit report free trial it s time credit cell phone repair el paso tx best buy hsbc credit card login who can free people that help with credit repair cash converters personal loan phone number credit card on file authorization form template free credit report with out credit card how to get your credit report and score free how to fix how to check credit history in canada state ct free credit report how can i repair my how can i repair my credit on my own payday loans work from home online no fees free credit history check rg veda happened free credit report commercial band freecreditscore get home loan without credit check fast bad credit loans online how to get your free credit report each year country first credit union ltd credit score and weather report canada payday loans lenders not brokers clean slate credit repair services dallas tx request free credit report by phone copy of my credit report how to dispute a report how long does a bankruptcy stay on your credit report pws credit repair oklahoma city ok best place to get a free credit score form to dispute credit report how to start an start an online payday loan business mini credit report 12.95 iii credit bureau report with the 3 credit score option getting a car loans with bad credit credit scores sears canada ranges how to improve see your credit score free fair credit reporting act law free trial 3 in 1 credit reports free all 3 credit score report what do i need for an amscot cash advance what is the difference between a credit report and a fico score fha loan credit requirements 2013 stolen identity free credit report best credit reporting service individuals checking penalty for running credit report without permission get legitimate credit report where can i find a free credit report without a credit card advance cash loan payday quick northern valley demarest prime national credit repair scams how to clear credit score information lenders credit collection agencies in colorado 700 veracity credit repair reviews what is good credit score 2012 getting loans apply for credit cards with bad credit history my credit score free annual oregon law credit report employment can you get a mortgage with a poor credit rating unfair credit reporting act what do key derogatory mean on a credit report sbi credit card statement enquiry credit repair lawyers in houston tx does the credit repair boston medical group really work can i order a credit report on someone else can i get a loan with bad credit and no bank account real faxless online payday advances direct online lenders unlimited access to all three credit reports reporting what is the penalty for identity theft in florida free business dispute credit report online experian find credit rating india how to file a police report for stolen credit card lawyer bad credit repair services bdo bdo cash advance rate how do you how do i request a credit report by mail international annual credit report equifax my free free credit report south africa credit rating reports crisil aarp get free credit rating report how to remove a charge off from credit report free credit report after denied credit equifax credit score club penguin tips and secrets fair bad credit report mortgage get my us credit reports car finance with bad credit rating csc credit reporting agency free credit report scores all 3 check all three get 3 credit reports for free payday cash advance loans.biz sensa reviews ez loan payday loans how to find out my my credit rating in canada credit check how to check credit report for tenants dla ecoa credit report lawsuit against free credit report credit report transunion denied credit personal loans poor credit free instant credit rating check best credit reporting software credit karma print report canada credit report experian federal enforces fair credit act consumer reporting agency how do you do a credit how to check on a company with bbb credit repair cleaning services in dallas tx list of direct direct online payday loan lenders transunion equifax experian credit reports scores business credit card offers bad credit best business credit reporting service free military credit repair services fair credit reporting act disputes credit repair wedding advice ideas sample letter to dispute credit report errors 100% better living guaranteed credit repair how to fix your how to check credit report for free my credit report free online credit repair australia kona shonky need a copy of my credit report free credit history report usa instant money advance loan on taxes credit repair software business california credit reporting law eviction on credit report merchant cash advances australia experian credit profile report sample insurance companies that don;t use credit reports transunion credit report dispute form pdf are you entitled to one free credit report per year rbs online credit card payment in india best personal loan credit union credit report freeze south carolina dispute items on equifax credit report online prime national prime national credit repair company reviews 3 major bureaus credit report usa free credit report agencies how to read my experian credit report transunion small business credit report how do i get inaccurate information removed from my credit report how to repair your credit after debt settlement how to find credit steelers score tday free annual free uk credit reports veracity lexington law firm credit repair complaints care credit make a payment annual credit report annual credit report can report bad debt credit bureau credit collision repair schools in texas agency regulates fair credit reporting act number credit collections representative duties credit card credit limit malaysia money advance cash services pioneer credit company tupelo ms credit repair cheap hotels in queens new york accurise credit repair iyogi reviews bbb how long does it take to clear my credit report credit report commercial aa 169b how do i repair my how to clear up my credit on my own monitor your credit report credit reports australia easy bad credit home loans what is a factoring how to contact company on credit report true credit trans union address ftc free credit report parody budget 3 in 1 fico score credit report how to join the credit reporting bureaus how to get rid of collection accounts on credit report credit reporting agencies contact phone numbers consolidation loans poor credit unsecured all three credit reports in one scores remove credit report freeze prepaid credit cards reporting to credit bureau how to get a certified credit report credit expert uk complaints about credit reports natwest annual credit check experian who can put a security freeze on my credit report suze orman top 10 credit repair companies how do you request a credit report 3 bureau credit report & scores pulling credit reports for landlords free personal credit report canada how to get copies of all three credit reports bad credit fix repair report credit check catering services in manila online credit report dispute experian how to fix wrong information on a credit report order free credit report and scores when do credit card companies report balances to credit bureaus how to get credit score puppies for free in indiana can i dispute a judgement on my credit report equifax free credit report equifax free credit report request my credit report canada tenant free credit check experian credit reports call credit check review free credit report with no credit card required there where can i get a free credit rating pay loans sallie mae get copy credit report if denied credit where do you get your credit report for free veda 3 company credit report citibank credit report monitoring service how can i know what how often is my credit score updated credit score canada what is good for a sore throat commodity credit corporation annual report what to dispute on credit report the complete uk ultimate credit repair guide transunion free annual credit report score ford credit rates on used cars how to improve credit rating student loans after default atlanta credit repair online software credit report government website fixing credit report problems cheap credit repair attorney seattle ea free credit appliance repair in jacksonville fl bad credit home equity fixed rate loans how long bankruptcy stays on credit report obtain credit report landlord how to improve my credit score with a credit card is credit report com safe to use credit credit reports and repair discover credit cards for people with fair credit how to check credit on ee need a loan with bad credit ks tax advance loans 2012 think credit reports login credit aid credit repair software reviews how to read your credit report canada child tax credit helpline 0345 credit rating dual agency conflict of interest canada complete credit history report instant cash loans with no credit check small business credit checks the absolute best way to rebuild credit us debt canadian credit report fix my credit now reviews credit score creatinine clearance calculator formula totally free three credit reports fico forums capital one alabama free annual credit report previous searches on credit report
Home Articles Spotlight Blog Cuckoo for Kewpies: The adorable love messengers are turning 100 years old.
Cuckoo for Kewpies: The adorable love messengers are turning 100 years old.
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 14:20
This Kewpie doesn’t look a day over a year old! Surprisingly, the tiny character is celebrating its 100<sup>th</sup> birthday as a doll.
Love is in the air: especially when a Kewpie is floating around. Popular as cake toppers, the bride-and-groom pair is evocative of happier past days.
Delightfully dressed, the “Panda Perfect” Kewpie from Charisma has an adorable blending of animal charisma and toddler charm.
Brave and stalwart? You betcha! Here a Kewpie proves his mettle in a firefighter’s getup.
Delicate and sweet—that’s this Charisma Kewpie. Garbed as a lilac, she is a treat for the senses.
The hairstyle and the wardrobe perfectly capture the 1940s allure of the Kewpie. The gravity-defying curl atop the head is a hairstyle that has survived the century!
This Kewpie doesn’t look a day over a year old! Surprisingly, the tiny character is celebrating its 100th birthday as a doll.
1/6 
start stop bwd fwd

September is the anniversary of some personal milestones for me—my birthday, my first-ever post-college full-time job, deaths of my parents, the Word Trade Center attack—but it’s also the month that honors the arrival of a doll that is often dismissed and overlooked. I’m chatting about the Kewpie doll. We all know them, and, most likely, if you’ve ever attended a carnival or a state fair, you might have won one or two during your windmill pitching attempts at knocking over a row of milk bottles.

The Kewpie (as a doll) emerged in September 1912—one hundred years ago. In all of the decades that have followed, it has managed to attain its wide-eyed, small-nosed, smirking-lipped appeal.

Created by illustrator Rose O’Neill as a bit of comical artwork that appeared in Ladies’ Home Journal magazine, the Kewpies were a hit when they arrived in 1909. Three years later, and they were available to be purchased in bisque versions. In 1913, they were able to be scooped up in celluloid treatments.

After World War II, Kewpies were made by Effanbee in hard-plastic, and their popularity continued to thrive.

Nowadays, Kewpies are sometimes considered a bit of nostalgic fluff. Because of their amusement park pedigree, some people look down on them. Honestly, they treat this doll as if it is a bit of carny hokum. Because it was a doll that could be won—though not easily won, if you have a pitching arm like me—it seemed not to have any value. It was taken for granted or denigrated when written about. The Kewpie, which was a tribute to Cupid, the god of love, has (sadly) been dissed more often than kissed by contemporary jaded collectors.

That’s why it is so heartwarming that the Kewpie is (hopefully) gaining new admirers with its manufacturing by Charisma. Billed as “An American Treasure,” that tagline certainly rings true about this doll with the devilish demeanor and angelic, cherubic cheeks (http://collectibledolls.charismabrands.com/Products_All.aspx?CatID=202&cs=k).

The new version of Kewpie comes in its “au naturel” state—sans vestments—as well as attired in outfits that are cute and charming, heroic and unexpected.

Charisma Brand has Kewpies that are clad as firemen and farmers, sailors and police officers, brides and grooms, flowers and witches! It is truly a bouquet of imagination and delights.

As the country continues to evolve and spin forward at ever-accelerating rates—there seems to be a new Apple phone launched every other week, and don’t get me started on the variety of Kindles and NOOKS—the lure of the Kewpie might fall to the wayside.

I’m hoping that the same way that Raggedy Ann and Andy seem to always avoid being hurled into history’s rag bin, the Kewpie will continue to flourish as a conduit to a much simpler and more innocent time.

Yes, it does seem rather contradictory: an undressed gadfly being emblematic of a more wholesome period, but it’s true. The Kewpie, which originated before World War I, smacks of a time when sweethearts might steal a peck on the cheek or a fleeting kiss on the lips. It is a messenger from an era of ragtime, rumble seats, and wearing one’s heart on one’s sleeve.

It’s true that the America of the Kewpie’s origin bears only a passing resemblance to today’s world—for many of us, it would be an America that is totally unrecognizable. (We’re talking before feminism, civil rights, relaxed social mores, and other lifestyles that we all participate in and take for granted.) However, during a month that is steeped in so much personal sadness for me, as well as national mourning on 9/11, the Kewpies are a great way to see how America has stood the tests of time for more than 100 years.

Perhaps in another hundred years, the Kewpies will still be around. Of course, by then, they will be holograms and able to float and flit through the air. But, hopefully, even in this brave new world rendering, they will continue to display a healthy amount of mischief, good humor, and ripening romance.

Oh, and that adorable cresting-wave on top of the head, of course! It’s a hairstyle that defies gravity and logic. Just one more reason why the Kewpies are indeed an American treasure.

Trackback(0)

TrackBack URI for this entry

Comments (1)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
...
I never thought about that before but you're right. They do look like they have waves on top of their heads! They look like the mayor of Munchkin land.
Monica , September 19, 2012

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy