Mushmellon Puppet from Sam and Friends

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Description (Brief)
Mushmellon is a yellow monster-like hand puppet from Sam and Friends. This is the original Mushmellon puppet created by Jim Henson in June 1955. Sam and Friends was a five-minute show that aired on the local NBC affiliate station in Washington, D.C., WRC-TV. It featured a cast of hand puppets created by Jim Henson and his eventual wife Jane Nebel that often lip-synched to popular songs or comedy records. It aired from 1955 to 1961.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1955-06
performer
Henson, Jim
maker
Henson, Jim
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
leather (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 1/2 in x 14 in x 7 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 35.56 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
2010.0144.06
accession number
2010.0144
catalog number
2010.0144.06
Credit Line
Gift of the Family of Jim Henson
subject
Puppetry
Television
Television broadcasts
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Data Source
National Museum of American History