Item Details


Circa 1890-1900.

Approximately 37″ tall. Wood board body interior/support with shaft designed to move the head in all directions. All original clothing including jacket, pants, socks and leather shoes. Head made of painted papier-mâché over wood; hair, a wig. The jaw is spring loaded. Carved wooden hands attached to body with wire. Straw and cotton stuffed legs and arms.

See Ryan Howard’s webpage, Nineteenth-Century American Ventriloquists (, for a fine bibliography on the subject.