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Accession Number: 1996.43.0

Physical Description: White canvas stuffed prop goose. Elongated football-shaped body with a long neck and head extending from front. Head features one painted eye and one button eye with green velvet eyebrows. Yellow leather beak also mounted on head. Short wings sewn to sides of body. Stuff canvas legs, with yellow leather feet, are sewn to bottom. Metal hanging loop sewn to top of body. Blue painted lightly dabbed overall.

History of Object: Used by Frank Wiziarde, aka "Whizzo the Clown," in his children's television show at WIBW-TV, Topeka, ca. 1970-1986.

Date: Between 1960 and 1980

Dimensions (in cm): 89.50 (H) 34.00 (W) 16.50 (D)

Index Terms

Associations and Subjects

    Use, Place of: Shawnee County (Kan.)
    Use, Place of: Topeka (Kan.)
    Theme/topic: Television programs for children
    Individual: Whizzo the Clown
    Business / Organization: WIBW (Television station : Topeka, Kan.)
    Individual: Wiziarde, Frank Oliver, 1916-1987
    Theme/topic: Clowns

Creators and Contributors

    Wiziarde, Frank

Status: Cataloged

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