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Crackle Hand Puppet

Crackle Hand Puppet

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Description (Brief)
This hand puppet, Crackle, is one of the three characters used to represent the famous Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal. His head is made of molded synthetic rubber, his hands are red felt, and he is dressed in a peachy pink colored cotton shirt. Snap, Crackle, and Pop were created in the 1930s as spokesmen for Kellogg's Rice Krispies. Their images are based on drawings by illustrator Vernon Grant and cartoonist Don Margolis. These three little sprites were popular images used to advertise cereal to children.
This particular set of puppets is from the early 1960s were offered as premiums for saving cereal box tops. These familiar elves continue to represent the Rick Krispies brand in the twenty first century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
puppet
Date made
1950 - 1959
user
Rollins, Hazelle H.
Rollins, Hazelle H.
place made
United States: Missouri, Kansas City
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
felt (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
1980.0910.07
accession number
1980.0910
catalog number
1980.0910.07
Credit Line
Anne W. and John W. Rollins, Jr.
subject
Puppetry
Radio and television broadcasting
Television broadcasts
Consumerism
Toys
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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