Child's Coonskin Cap, 1958-1960

Summary

Davy Crockett, an American frontiersman of legendary fame, became one of the biggest overnight successes in television history. During the winter of 1954-1955, the Walt Disney show aired a trio of television programs starring Fess Parker as Crockett. Americans went crazy for Crockett! Children loved Crockett-related accessories like this coonskin cap.

Davy Crockett, an American frontiersman of legendary fame, became one of the biggest overnight successes in television history. During the winter of 1954-1955, the Walt Disney show aired a trio of television programs starring Fess Parker as Crockett. Americans went crazy for Crockett! Children loved Crockett-related accessories like this coonskin cap.

Artifact

Cap (Headgear)

Date Made

1958-1960

Creators

Walt Disney Productions 

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

86.118.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of William S. Pretzer

Material

Fur
Flannel
Cardboard
Felt (Textile)

Color

Brown
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4.75 in

Width: 8 in

Length: 10 in

Inscriptions

On badge: Walt Disney / OFFICIAL / Davy Crockett / ... / 41

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