Nenette with baby woollen doll mascot, Nenette made of white and pink wool, baby made of pink wool with stitched on features and joined together with a line of wool.
In the summer of 1918, these little wool-doll mascots, named 'Nenette and Rintintin', and occasionally accompanied by their baby, were very popular in Paris. They were popularly supposed to be charms against bombs of the German Gotha aircraft and the shells of 'Big Bertha', the long-range German gun that bombarded Paris at intervals between 23 March and 15 August 1918. They were also sold as 'flag-day emblems' on France's Day.
A hand-painted booklet entitled "Nenette et Rintintin" (K. 31114) accompanies the collection.