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Captain Hook marionette
  • United States
  • Captain Hook marionette, 1953–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plastic, cloth, felt, paint, string, metal, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 43 x 19 x 8.5 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 15/16 x 7 1/2 x 3 3/8 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7332

The male figure is identified as Captain Hook from the Peter Pan stories, with a large plastic head and molded plastic hair. He is wearing a maroon felt hat, a long red coat, a yellow sash across chest, purple knee pants with yellow bows at the knee, white legs, and black shoes. His right hand is a metal hook.

The black controller strings connect to a trapezoidal black controller.