- Place of Use Continent - North America
- Category Recreational artifacts
- Sub-category Public entertainment device
- Department Folklore
- Museum CMH
- Earliest 1875/01/01
- Latest 1885/12/31
- Materials Wood, Metal, Rubber, Textile
- Measurements Height 119.0 cm, Width 23.0 cm, Depth 14.5 cm
- Related activity Puppetry
- Caption Character from a theatre production
- Additional Information Bohemian patriotic plays, operas and fairy tales, ca. 1880-1930s. In 1880 Hynek Farsky, a Czech carver, immigrated to Chicago where he created puppets and did puppet shows in the traditions of his homeland.
- Caption Gladys McPherson
Gladys McPherson trained in puppetry with George Merten. She was a founding member of the Hamilton Marionette Club, and trained many of the group's members. With her husband and Ken and Dorothy McKay, she founded the Hamilton Junior Marionette Club, which provided training for young people in Hamilton.
Adapted from Figuratively Speaking : Puppetry in Ontario by Ken McKay, copyright 1990. Courtesy of the Ontario Puppetry Association and Ken McKay.
- Caption Rod Marionette
(Alternate name: Rod Puppet)
This category of puppet is controlled from above using a metal rod attached to the centre of the puppet's head. The limbs can be controlled by smaller rods or strings, or a combination of the two. Sometimes there is a single central metal rod. The term "rod marionette" differentiates this type of puppet from the all-string marionette, which is usually referred to simply as a "marionette". The rod marionette is considered the ancestor of the marionette or string puppet.