Bert Puppet

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Description (Brief)
Bert is a hand and rod puppet originally performed by Frank Oz and currently performed by Eric Jacobson. Bert lives with his best friend and roommate Ernie. He has a serious personality and a pet pigeon named Bernice. Bert, with Ernie, has been a part of Sesame Street since the first test pilot episodes and the premier in 1969.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1969
maker
Henson, Jim
Physical Description
foam (overall material)
felt (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 1/2 in x 23 in x 9 in; 59.69 cm x 58.42 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
2013.0101.13
accession number
2013.0101
catalog number
2013.0101.13
Credit Line
Gift of the Family of Jim Henson: Lisa Henson, Cheryl Henson, Brian Henson, John Henson and Heather Henson
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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