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Prince Paper Puppet

Prince Paper Puppet

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Description (Brief)
This 3/4 view paper puppet represents the handsome prince from the epic fairy tale Cinderella and was probably part of a child's toy set. Dating from the late 19th to early 20th century, the figure is dressed in a bejeweled green tunic, dons a gold crown and holds a gold chalice and orbed scepter presenting royalty.
The cut out paper figure is a chromolithograph embossed with decorative details and has a moving arm that is bradded at the shoulder. The puppet is mounted on a piece of stiff cardboard and manipulated with a small wooden stick that extends through a slot at the bottom.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
puppet
date made
1875 - 1915
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 2 1/4 in; 17.78 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
1979.1153.04
accession number
1979.1153
catalog number
1979.1153.04
Credit Line
White City Elementary School
subject
Puppetry
Toys
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Puppets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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