Devil Hand Puppet

Devil Hand Puppet

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Description (Brief)
One of five hand puppets, #2004.0005.12-.16, used in James Henry Slover's play, "Mrs. Berrysnobe's Hotel." This is an original puppet made by Henry Slover and refurbished by his grandaughterdevil iFlorence Slover King.
Henry Slover served in 1the Army in 1862 at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota. It is said by family members that he carved his first wooden puppets to entertain the Union troops though the donor believes this puppet was carved earlier and that the marionettes he made in the French tradition of his grandfather, Pierre Ravelle,
Currently not on view
Object Name
Puppet w/ Accessories
Date made
maker; user
Slover, James Henry
Slover, Alvin
King, Florence Lorella Slover
Larson, James Willard
Larson, Joyce Dean
Slover, James Henry
King, Florence Lorella Slover
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
synthetic fibers (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
wire (overall material)
hair (overall material)
paper foil (overall material)
adhesive tape (overall material)
overall: 25 1/2 in x 11 in x 5 in; 64.77 cm x 27.94 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Theater, Puppetry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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