- Category Recreational artifactsTools and equipment for communication
- Sub-category Public entertainment deviceToyMusical tools and equipment
- Department Folklore
- Museum CMH
- Earliest 1969/01/01
- Latest 1969/12/31
- Materials Cedar, Wood, Plastic
- Measurements Height 24.5 cm, Width 8.3 cm, Depth 3.2 cm
- Related activity Puppetry
- Caption Miscellaneous Artists and Companies – 1960s
This page relates to puppets created during this period, as well as to a selection of documents pertaining to the era.
- Caption Limberjack
(Alternate names: Jig Doll, Dancing Doll)
Wooden figure with articulated limbs, held by a rod attached to its back, and made to move - "dance" - when a plank of wood is vibrated beneath its feet. The arms are usually articulated at the shoulder, sometimes also at the elbow and wrist, and the legs can have as many as four joints. At the sound of music - traditionally that of the fiddle - the limberjack is made to "dance", or "jig". The actual manipulation of the puppet has a musical aspect as well, given that the noise of the puppet's feet on the plank creates various rhythms in time with the music.