Big Bird Radio, 1976-1978

Summary

When Sesame Street debuted on public television in 1969, it was an immediate hit with its pre-school audience. Mixing education and fast-paced entertainment, kids laughed at the antics of puppet characters like Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Bert and Ernie. Licensed toy products featuring the show's characters began to appear on toy shelves. In 1972, over nine million were sold.

When Sesame Street debuted on public television in 1969, it was an immediate hit with its pre-school audience. Mixing education and fast-paced entertainment, kids laughed at the antics of puppet characters like Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Bert and Ernie. Licensed toy products featuring the show's characters began to appear on toy shelves. In 1972, over nine million were sold.

Artifact

Radio receiver

Date Made

1976-1978

Creators

Concept 2000 

Place of Creation

China, Hong Kong 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

96.82.1.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Diameter: 4.5 in

Inscriptions

Sesame Street

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