Updated August 2011
Not So RaggedyAcresTM
by Gayle Garbarino
Quality Collectible Treasures ~
~ Patent Raggedy Ann ~
Designed and Created by Doll Artist -Gayle Garbarino ~
When I think of "Patent Ann"..........my mind's eye sees the picture of Johnny Gruelle's original drawing, which he submitted to the U.S. Patent office on September 7th, 1915.
This same drawing was later colored by his brother, Worth Gruelle.....with the tear-drop nose wearing a blue dress and yellow floppy hat with red ribbon ties.....the "puffy" white apron with no straps.......large side-facing feet...............
However, the actual Patent Ann Doll was produced by the Muskegon Toy & Garment Works of Muskegon, Michigan...for the
P.F. Volland Company
The dolls were created more in the image of Gruelle's illustrations in Raggedy Ann Stories, than the drawing he submitted for his patent.
Each Doll was stamped with the line "Patented September 7, 1915".
Each wore a dress created from fabric identical to Gruelle's drawings, which helps to identify them as "Patent" Anns.
To learn more about these dolls, visit my P.F.Volland page by clicking on the link above or in the left-hand column.
I plan to create my own re-creation Patent Ann in the likeness of Gruelle's patent drawing.
I believe it will give more diversity to my Collection of Raggedies,
and I feel that the uniqueness of this Patent Ann deserves to be preserved for future generations!
I am also toying with the idea of creating a matching Andy, even though he was not actually created until five years later, and he did not resemble the Patent Ann drawing.
This Space reserved for future pictures of MY OWN re-creations of "Patent Ann" which will be displayed below as soon as she is completed !
To Learn more about ALL of the Raggedy Characters..............Click on their Link in the left-hand column.
Click on each picture to ENLARGE !!