University Museums

Title: Winnie Winkle
Name: Doll, Nodder
Date: c. 1925
Medium: Bisque
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.
Object Number: 8.14.20kk
More Information
“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.