- 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, Silkworm silk, Metal, Textile, Cotton, Glass
- Measurements Height 93.5 cm, Width 45.0 cm, Depth 14.0 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 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.