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Puppet, Ernie, 1980s

Historical note
Ernie is one of the featured puppet characters on Sesame Street. The character was first performed by Jim Henson.

Accession number

Artist(s) / maker(s)
Designed by Jim Henson, Built by Don Sahlin.

The first Ernie puppet was built by Don Sahlin in 1969.

23 x 19 x 15 in.

Fleece fabric, fur fabric, flocked self-adhesive vinyl, duvetyne, polyester fabric, plastic, and paint

Donor credit
A gift from the family of Jim Henson

On view in The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited (traveling exhibition)

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