Wolf Paper Puppet

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Description (Brief)
This 3/4 figure paper puppet represents the Wolf from the fairy tale story Little Red Riding Hood and was probably part of a child's toy set. . Dating from the late 19th -early 20thC , the wolf is dressed in the style of an 18thC member of the aristocracy, and wears a brown, yellow and pink coat, with a white shirt and holds a Tyrolean hat.
The cut out paper figure is a chromolithograph,embossed with decorative details and has a moving arm that is bradded at the shoulder. The puppet is mounted on a piece of stiff cardboard and manipulated with a small wooden stick that extends through a slot at the bottom.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1875-1910
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
wood (overall material)
ID Number
1979.1153.02
accession number
1979.1153
catalog number
1979.1153.02
Credit Line
White City Elementary School
subject
Puppetry
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Puppets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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