In the 1930s, Sister Marie Innocentia’s drawings of children began to appear in Germany and Switzerland on “Art Cards,” a precursor to post cards. Soon after, Franz Goble, a porcelain maker, acquired the rights to turn Hummel drawings into figurines with the first line being produced in 1935. In the late 1930s, the figurines became popular in the United States with German immigrants residing on the East Cost. After World War II, their popularity grew as American soldiers, stationed in West Germany, began sending them home while they also became available at Army PX stations throughout the world. Today, Hummels continue to be sought after collectibles that are beloved for their authenticity.