Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Mickey Mouse marionette
  • Gund Manufacturing Company
    active 1898–present
  • Mickey Mouse marionette, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • rubber, cloth, plastic, string
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 x 19 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 7 1/2 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7313
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The human figure has a snout and round ears and is identified as Mickey Mouse. The face is light colored, the ears, back of the head, and nose are black. He wears a black and white checked shirt with a yellow felt collar and a red bowtie, and red trousers. It has black shoes.

The black control strings attach to a trapezoidal shaped controller.