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Charlie McCarthy ventriloquial figure with hat
  • United States
  • Charlie McCarthy ventriloquial figure with hat, 1940s
  • plastic, cloth, felt, paint, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a) 85 x 35 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a) 33 7/16 x 13 3/4 x 5 5/16 in
    Object Height/Width/Depth: b) 11 x 19 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: b) 4 5/16 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7341.a,b

The human figure (2007.7341.a) is identified as Charlie McCarthy, wearing a black tuxedo jacket and pants. He is also wearing a white satin shirt and bowtie. He has brown hair painted on and wears a monocle on his proper right eye. There is a pullstring at the back of his neck. He has black shoes and a small red rose on his proper left lapel. He wears a black felt top hat (2007.7341.b).