In 1865, Edward Imeson Horsman started a toy and doll company in New York City and became a leader in the doll industry.
In the beginning, they produced the trademarked name of 'Babyland Rag Dolls' an all cloth doll, a variety of Mama and Baby composition dolls wearing painted or molded hair, wigs, and sleepy (painted) eyes.
From 1909 the toy firm used a new production process to make the 'Can't break Em' dolls. In the 1930s Horsman bought the Louis Amberg & Son doll company which was their competitor at the time and continued to make some of their dolls, notably the Vanta Baby.
In October 1933 Horsman was purchased and became a subsidiary of the Regal Doll Manufacturing Company. By the 1980's the Horsman name was sold to an Asian company and produced dolls under the name 'Horsman Ltd.'. Today the dolls are made in Hong Kong.
Some Horsman doll markings:
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