Today's doll is Aunt Poodie.
Aunt Poodie is based on a character from a radio show. The show ran from 1941 to 1947, and was the work of radio comedian Bob Burns.
The radio show was very popular in it's day. Burns was from Arkansas,and the characters were stereotypical hillbilly types.
The dolls were the creation of Vina Stayton Smith. Mrs. Smith lived in Arkansas very near to Bob Burns and became friends with him. She sold them at a roadside stand, mostly to tourists. Eventually she had orders for her dolls from other states.The dolls remained popular throughout the 1950's.
See you tomorrow for another doll.