UFDC Press Release – Kansas City ONLY – Campbell Kids Exhibit

UFDC NEWS 11/15/17 For immediate release:

 

******* Kansas City ONLY – UFDC Museum Exhibit *******

 

The Endearing Art of Grace Drayton, Creator of the Campbell Soup Kids

 

The United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) Museum, located in Kansas City, MO, is proud to display this special exhibit – going on NOW until March 23, 2018. The UFDC invites everyone to spend some time with the perennially popular Campbell Soup Kids, created by famous illustrator, Grace G. Drayton.

 

Grace Drayton was an American illustrator (October 14, 1877 – January 31, 1936) and is considered to be America’s first woman cartoonist. She illustrated the comic “Dolly Drake and Bobby Blake”, as well as other comics with similar characters, and later created the paper doll “Dolly Dingle” which ran in the Pictorial Review Magazine. In 1904 she was invited to create for Campbell’s Soup two adorable Characters referred to as the “Campbell’s Soup Kids”.

 

This colorful display includes some rare and never before seen objects, such as the Dolly Dingle paper dolls, Drayton’s children’s books and original Campbell Soup advertising. We also have a display of early dolls inspired by Grace G. Drayton’s artwork.

 

This special exhibit of memorabilia, books, and dolls is on loan from the collection of Ursula Mertz. She is an American Composition Dolls researcher and member of the Collections Oversight Committee of the UFDC, which preserves the collection of over 3,000 dolls.  This wonderful collection is on display at the UFDC Doll Museum until March 23, 2018.

 

Ursula Mertz will give a presentation on Grace Drayton on March 23rd, 2018, the final day of this exhibit. The United Federation of Doll Clubs Museum, located in Kansas City, MO near the Kansas City Airport, is the country’s premier doll Museum – featuring contemporary dolls as well as dolls dating back to the 18th century.

 

Where:         UFDC Doll Museum and Research Library

                     10900 N. Pomona Ave.

                     Kansas City MO 64153

                     Phone: 816-891-7040

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When:         NOW – March 23, 2018

                     Monday thru Friday 10 AM – 4 PM

 

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House:        March 23rd 2018

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