A very unusual felt “Easter Tot” dating from 1916. This little guy was a premium from the Home Life magazine in Chicago. A patron could receive two of the Easter Tots for a one-year subscription of the magazine or four Tots for a three-year subscription.
The Tots featured on the sheet are most-definitely knock-offs of Rose O’Neill’s Kewpies, Grace Drayton’s Children, and Palmer Cox’s Brownies. There was a Kewpie doll produced during the same era with a costume identical to the “Tommy” Tot’s costume.
Extremely rare collectible in nice condition! He will be listed for sale on EBay later this weekend! Check out the link to my auctions at the top of the page!