Kermit the Frog

Description
The creation and alter ego of master puppeteer Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog is an American icon, recognized worldwide as the television star of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.
For decades, Henson's adorably zany cast of Muppet characters has entertained children and adults alike with music, comedy, and life lessons. Kermit served as a crusader for tolerance through his hit song "(It's Not Easy) Being Green."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
puppet
Date made
1970
user
Jim Henson Productions
Children's Television Workshop
Henson, Jim
maker
Henson, Jim
Jim Henson Productions
Physical Description
fiber, synthetic, rayon (overall material)
fabric, felt (overall material)
metal, wire (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
green (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 27 in x 28 in x 6 in; 68.58 cm x 71.12 cm x 15.24 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1994.0037.01
accession number
1994.0037
catalog number
1994.0037.01
subject
Puppetry
Radio and television broadcasting
Television broadcasts
Children's television programs
Motion Pictures
Popular Entertainment
Television
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Jim Henson Productions (through Leslee Asch)
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History

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