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Olive Oyl push button puppet
  • Kohner Bros., Inc.
  • Olive Oyl push button puppet, mid 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: Hong Kong
  • plastic, paint, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 10.5 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7348
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Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The small figure is a woman with black hair, identified as Olive Oyl from the "Popeye" cartoon. She has her arms spread wide, and is wearing a red shirt, black skirt, and red shoes. She stands on a round yellow base with a sticker on front that reads:
I'm OLIVE OYL
PUSH BUTTON PUPPET
[copyright] HANNA-BARBERA PRODUCTIONS INC.
PUSH BUTTON UNDERNEATH BASE
made in Hong Kong for KOHNER BROS. INC. N.Y.