Snap Hand Puppet

Description (Brief):

This hand puppet, known as Snap, is one of the three characters used to represent the famous Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal. His head is made of molded synthetic rubber, his hands are red felt, and he is dressed in a peachy pink colored cotton shirt. Snap, Crackle, and Pop were created in the 1930s as spokesmen for Kellogg's Rice Krispies. Their images are based on drawings by illustrator Vernon Grant and cartoonist Don Margolis. These three little sprites were popular images used to advertise cereal to children.

Description (Brief)

This particular set of puppets is from the early 1960s was offered as premiums for saving cereal box tops. These familiar elves continue to represent the Rick Krispies brand in the twenty first century.

Date Made: 1950 - 1959

User: Rollins, Hazelle H.Rollins, Hazelle H.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Missouri, Kansas CityAssociated Place: United States: New York, New York

General Subject Association: PuppetrySubject: ConsumerismRadio and television broadcastingTelevision broadcastsToys

Subject:

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Puppets, Advertising

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Anne W. and John W. Rollins, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0910.06Accession Number: 1980.0910Catalog Number: 1980.0910.06

Object Name: puppet

Physical Description: felt (overall material)rubber (overall material)cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 1/2 in x 11 in; 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-4fe0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_662704

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.