In 1865, Edward Imerson Horsman founded the E. I. Horsman & Co, which became the Horsman Co. we know today. When Edward was 16 years old, he was an office boy, working for $2.00 a week. Who would believe that six years later he would start a company that would become a leader in the doll industry? During the early 1900’s, he produced several popular composition dolls. Through a series of acquisitions, Horsman acquired a formula for unbreakable composition doll heads from a Russian inventor. This led to huge success for the Horsman Doll Co.