Bunny Rabbit Hand Puppet

Bunny Rabbit Hand Puppet

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Description (Brief)
This beloved hand puppet was regularly featured on the children’s television series Captain Kangaroo, which starred Bob Keeshan in the title role. Serious-faced Bunny Rabbit wore tiny red glasses, never spoke a word, and was perpetually on the prowl for carrots. The character, made of ecru-colored plush fabric, usually was instrumental in causing some kind of momentary disaster for the Captain. The puppet was designed and performed by Cosmo Allegretti, who also created the show’s other puppet figures, the goofy Mister Moose and benevolent Grandfather Clock.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Puppet
Date made
1955 - 1956
designer
Allegretti, Cosmo
user
Keeshan, Robert
maker
Allegretti, Cosmo
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
metal (nose material)
plastic (glasses material)
glass (eyes material)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/2 in x 5 in x 3 in; 41.91 cm x 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
1992.0420.02
accession number
1992.0420
catalog number
1992.0420.02
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Keeshan Associates (through Robert Keeshan)
subject
Television broadcasts
Radio and television broadcasting
Puppetry
Children's television programs
Television
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Puppets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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