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Little Red Riding Hood Paper Puppet

Little Red Riding Hood Paper Puppet

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Description (Brief)
This 3/4 view paper puppet of Little Red Riding Hood is the main character from the well known fairy tale of the same title and was probably part of a child's toy set. Dating from the late 19th to early 20th century, the figures wears a lavender shift with a blue dotted skirt, covered with the familiar red cape and hood and carries a basket of yellow flowers.
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 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
1979.1153.03
accession number
1979.1153
catalog number
1979.1153.03
Credit Line
White City Elementary School
subject
Puppetry
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Puppets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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