Seltzer Bottle used by Clarabell the Clown on The Howdy Doody Show

Seltzer Bottle used by Clarabell the Clown on The Howdy Doody Show

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Object Name
seltzer bottle
date made
ca 1947
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
ID Number
1982.0478.01
accession number
1982.0478
catalog number
1982.0478.01
Credit Line
Linda Brughelli
subject
Television broadcasts
Television
Children's television programs
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

When we got our first television set in 1950 it had a round 15 inch screen. The first television show i watched was Howdy Doody with Buffalo Bob and Clarabell the clown, who couldn't talk, but i loved it when he squirted people with his Seltzer bottle!

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