Kermit the Frog Puppet

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The creation and alter ego of master puppeteer Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog is an American icon, recognized worldwide as the television star of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.
For decades, Henson's adorably zany cast of Muppet characters has entertained children and adults alike with music, comedy, and life lessons. Kermit served as a crusader for tolerance through his hit song "(It's Not Easy) Being Green."
Radio and television broadcasting
Television broadcasts
Children's television programs
Motion Pictures
National Museum of American History
Jim Henson Productions
Children's Television Workshop
Henson, Jim
Henson, Jim
Jim Henson Productions
Credit Line
Gift of Jim Henson Productions (through Leslee Asch)
Physical Description
fiber, synthetic, rayon (overall material)
fabric, felt (overall material)
metal, wire (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
green (overall color)
overall: 27 in x 28 in x 6 in; 68.58 cm x 71.12 cm x 15.24 cm
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Giving in America
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
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Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History