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Wolf Paper Puppet

Wolf Paper Puppet

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Description (Brief)
This 3/4 figure paper puppet represents the Wolf from the fairy tale story Little Red Riding Hood and was probably part of a child's toy set. Dates from the late 19th to early 20th century. The wolf is dressed in the style of an 18th century member of the aristocracy and wears a brown, yellow, and pink coat with a white shirt and holds a Tyrolean hat.
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 - 1910
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 2 in; 17.78 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
1979.1153.02
accession number
1979.1153
catalog number
1979.1153.02
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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