- Category Recreational artifacts
- Sub-category Public entertainment deviceToy
- Department Folklore
- Museum CMH
- Earliest 1950/01/01
- Latest 1959/12/31
- Materials Fibreglass, Wood, Metal, Cotton, Mammal leather, Rubber, Textile
- Person / Institution Associated party, The T. Eaton Co. Limited
- Measurements Height 227.0 cm, Length 94.0 cm, Width 23.0 cm
- Related activity Puppetry
- Caption Manufactured toy puppet
- Additional Information This puppet was manufactured as a store display item, and used at Eaton's department store, to promote the high quality toy marionettes produced by Pelham Puppets. This specific character can also be found in the regular line of Pelham marionettes.
- Caption Marionette
(Alternate name: String Puppet)
This category of puppet is controlled from above using strings. Marionettes are usually fully articulated, with strings linking the different parts of the body - head, torso, arms, legs - to a hand-held "control". Several different types of controls exist, with various degrees of complexity (vertical, horizontal, angled). Marionettes can be made of a wide range of materials: wood, paper, fabric, foam rubber, etc.
Marionette combining two characters - sometimes more - which are usually placed side by side and attached to the same control. This type of puppet is most often used when similar characters must make identical movements; e.g., a corps de ballet.
A marionette constructed and strung in a way that allows it to perform precise and intricate activities (e.g., juggling, performing complex manoeuvres on a trapeze), or to transform (e.g., when one character changes into another). In the latter case, it should be noted that the term "transformation marionette" can also be used.