As you may have seen in the past couple of years, I have been collecting book-related toys and thingamajigs. A couple of months ago, my brother brought home a wonderful Mini Hotch Potch doll to add to my growing collection!
The Hotch Potch doll is inspired by The Comical Hotch Potch, or The Alphabet turn’d Posture-Master, a hand-colored print created by English publisher Carrington Bowles in London in 1782.
The print shows “cavorting fellows” contorting their bodies into the letters of the alphabet.
This stuffed cloth doll is part of a 1999 collection produced by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, inspired by The Comical Hotch-Potch or the Alphabet turn’d Posture-Master, a hand-colored print made by the famous English publisher Carrington Bowles in London in 1782.
And it looks good on my shelf, too:
I hope I can find more Hotch Potch dolls so I can have them spell out words on my shelf!