Finally got all the Ruthies in one room.
Top from left Cressida, Clio, Cherie, Celeste,(non Sun Rubber), Cordelia, Charlotte, Cosette & Cynthie.
Bottom from left Mirabel, Mimi, Margeaux(non Sun Rubber), Montrose, Monique, Mathilde and Mitzi.
Sun Rubber Co Barberton Ohio USA 1950s.
About the The Designer: Ruth E. Newton
Following her study in Philadelphia, Newton became a free-lance artist based in Boston, producing greeting cards for companies such as the Rust-Craft Corporation and advertisements for the Ivory Soap Company and others. After briefly returning to Erie, Newton moved to Greenwich Village in New York City, where she established her studio and spent the next thirty-eight years as an illustrator and designer.
During the 1920s, the Whitman Publishing Company offered Newton a contract to illustrate children’s books. Over the next twenty years, she illustrated over 40 titles for Whitman, including The Night Before Christmas, Mother Goose, Kittens and Puppies, and Peter Rabbit. In the late 1940s, Newton began designing dolls, including one called "Amosandra", in 1949 in conjunction with the "Amos and Andy" radio show. She went on to design nearly 30 other dolls, but none which created the excitement of "Amosandra".