1949 Cream of Wheat Rastus cloth doll

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$20.00 ~ $45.00 USD    (Valued on Jul 11, 2012)
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This doll is Rastus. He was the black chef used by the Cream of Wheat Co. since the 1890's. The doll is an advertising premium, made in 1949.

Made of printed fabric, he stands 19" high, including hat. His hips are jointed so he can sit or stand. Printed front & back .

He is usually found without his hat, which has been sewn-on to this one.

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