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Title: Buttercup
Name: Doll, Nodder
Date: c. 1925
Medium: Bisque
Country/Culture: German
Dimensions: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Marks: Buttercup and Germany incised on back
Classification: Dolls, Doll Accessories, Toys and Games
Credit Line: Gift of Ann and Henry Brunnier. In the Ann and Henry Brunnier Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: 8.14.20aa
More Information
Jimmy Murphy debuted his "Toots and Casper" comic strip in 1918. The cartoon featured Casper as the husband and Toots as Casper's wife, with Buttercup, their baby appearing a few years after the strip was started. Their dog was named Spare Ribs.