For sale is a rare near mint promotional cut out doll pattern. This original uncut cloth print of 1926 of Goldilock’s from Kellogg’s Goldilocks & the Three Bears series were premium advertising dolls from Kellogg’s Cereal, Battle Creek, Michigan.
This doll is lithographed on both sides in color: “Goldilocks”, “Daddy Bear”, “Mama Bear” and baby ‘Johnny Bear” would be needed to complete the sets. Goldilocks has “Kellogg’s printed on her dress. Daddy Bear is holding a box of Kellogg’s cereal. Johnny Bear is holding a bowl of Kellogg’s cereal. Doll sheet is uncut with vivid colors. There is some minor discoloration at the very edges.
Papa Bear cloth pattern is about 16″ tall and 15″ wide. Papa bear image is about 15 inches tall by almost 8” wide.
Cloth pattern is boarded and protected from wear with a cellophane wrap. Ready for framing. This pristine advertising item from an iconic American company is worthy to display in a museum.
In 1906, W.K. Kellogg entered the cereal business, as American eating habits began shifting from heavy, fat-laden breakfasts to lighter, more grain-based meals. To help consumers distinguish Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cereal from the products of the 42 other cereal companies in Battle Creek, Michigan, W.K. put his signature on each package, saying that these Corn Flakes are the “The Original.” The company succeeded because it believed the entire populace, not just those on special diets, might be interested in wholesome cereal foods.