Dimensions: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Marks: Winnie Winkle by Branner is incised on the back of the figure; Germany is underneath
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.
“Winnie Winkle” began in 1920 by Martin Branner who also created “Pete and Pinto” and “Looie the Lawyer,” both of which he discontinued. Winnie was a post-World War I liberated woman who supported her father Rip, her mother, and her little brother Perry. Because Winnie was an attraction for the female audience she wore the latest fashions.