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finger puppet stage
  • Hazelle, Inc.
  • finger puppet stage, circa 1970
  • Where object was made: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • cardboard, printing
  • Object Height/Width: 40.5 x 43 cm folded flat
    Object Height/Width: 15 15/16 x 16 15/16 in folded flat
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6472

The folded cardboard stage is for finger puppets. When it is opened, it resembles a small house with a gabled roof and a large window in front to show the puppets. The front of the gable has a blue wavy line and circles with curved lines below resembling draped fabric. There are blue lines on either side to indicate retracted curtains. There is a round gold sticker at the front that reads:

The scenery on the interior back wall is a tree and hills in the distance. The lower back wall is gone to allow the puppeteer access with his hands. The side walls are undecorated but there is a flap on top of either side, probably to keep the stage open/assembled.