Vintage pictures of children with identifiable toys are such treasures! This 1939 photo of a beautiful, raven-haired tot with her Pinocchio doll is certainly a find!
The doll shown in the photo was made by the Ideal Doll company around 1939/1940 to coincide with the release of the Walt Disney Film. As many of you know, the Ideal Doll company is most famous for their best-selling, authorized Shirley Temple doll.
Many toys were made in the likeness of characters from this classic film including a Pinocchio wind-up toy by Marx, paper masks of Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, and Jepedo, and bisque figures of characters from the film. The Knickerbocker Toy company also made a wooden Jiminy Cricket Doll that is as cute as a button! I have included an image in the gallery! Enjoy!