Welcome to North Lawrence Antiques in North Lawrence, Ohio. Offered here is a vintage WPA Museum Extension Project Old Man puppet. Originally used in schools for educational puppet shows during the Great Depression era of the 1930's. All hand made with a paper mache head and cloth body.The jaw does pivot to open and close the mouth. Has a black sleeve attached on his back to conceal the performers arm during use. Stamped on the back with the WPA label. The Museum Extension Project was one of the historical relief programs launched during the Depression under President Roosevelt's New Deal. It's goal was two-fold: to rescue unemployed Americans from poverty and to produce something of public benefit.
All original with no repairs or touch ups. There is a small discoloration spot on the bottom trim of his coat on the back side. This is one of several WPA puppets and marionettes that I recently obtained from a Pittsburgh area estate so please check my other current listings to see those as well.
Please visit North Lawrence Antiques on Facebook or Google us for more info. Most items i list are from local estates and usually they are in areas of collecting that I have little or no knowledge of. The item "Original Vtg 1930s WPA Folk Art 19 tall OLD MAN Puppet paper mache head Antique" is in sale since Tuesday, March 13, 2018.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Character". The seller is "possumtoe" and is located in Massillon, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Luxembourg, Macao, Paraguay, Russian federation.