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(New page: The popular Robertson's Jam Golly The character Golliwog is the main character in verses written by Bertha Upton in the 1890's. The books were charmi...)
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The character Golliwog is the main character in verses written by Bertha Upton in the 1890's. The books were charmingly illustrated by her talented daughter Florence. Mother and daughter worked together on a total of 12 books, all featuring the cheerful character and his adventures travelling around the world. Golliwog was always accompanied by his friends, the Dutch Dolls.
Golliwog, (or Golly as he became) eventually became the mascot for Robertson's Jam who created dolls and enamelled badges to be given away for a promotion whereby people would send in a number of jam jar labels.
In recent times, Golly is seen as non politically correct and has waned in popularity.