Harry the Hipster Puppet from Sam and Friends

Harry the Hipster Puppet from Sam and Friends

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Description (Brief)
Harry the Hipster is a hand puppet from Sam and Friends. This is the original Harry the Hipster puppet created by Jim Henson in September 1954. Harry the Hipster loved jazz and always spoke in slang. Sam and Friends was a five-minute show that aired on the local NBC affiliate station in Washington, D.C., WRC-TV. It featured a cast of hand puppets created by Jim Henson and his eventual wife Jane Nebel that often lip-synched to popular songs or comedy records. It aired from 1955 to 1961.
Object Name
date made
Henson, Jim
Henson, Jim
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
leather (overall material)
overall: 20 in x 6 1/2 in x 8 in; 50.8 cm x 16.51 cm x 20.32 cm
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catalog number
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Credit Line
Gift from the Family of Jim Henson
Television broadcasts
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Jim Henson
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National Museum of American History
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