Breaktime: “The Brownies”

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"The Brownies" was a charming and largely forgotten series of books, games and toys that had its moment of fame in the early 20th century. How popular was 'The Brownies'? The Kodak company licensed the rights to "The Brownies" for its first popular portable camera: The Brownie camera.

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The Brownies was the creation of Palmer Cox, a Canadian author and illustrator. As can be seen in the below image, Cox's Brownies represented the many nations of the world.

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They were licensed for board game…

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…card games…

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…and of course, toys.

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I really love the look of these characters. Maybe its time for a comeback.

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