History of the Golliwog. ‘Le Golliwogg perfume is named after a character from children’s stories of 19th century and the African culture, although today that inspiration and design can be considered very racist. It was launched in 1919 in France, and in 1925 in USA. The packing of the perfume was created by Michel de Brunoff and his brother-in-law Lucien Vogel (one of the founders of Vigny perfume house) – both editors of the French Vogue. The nose behind this fragrance is Jacque Vogel.’
This is a large Golliwog perfume stopper. He is missing a lot of his hair. The stopper itself is in great shape. $75
I have had these in my collection for a while because I love them so so much. Alas, it is time to sell them. They are large classroom alphabet learning cards from the 1970′s. They measure 18 x 13 inches. I have letters A C E M O P T. $10 each.
Small cement black child yard statuary. He sits contently whilst eating his watermelon, which he truly seems to be enjoying. Pieces like this while hugely un-pc by today’s standards, should be viewed as a reminder of the differences in race relations of the past and the strides we’ve made and hopefully will make in the future. Circa 1955. $65.