Friday, September 25, 2009

Another pic of Howdy Doody's Indian princess

Here's another pic of Howdy Doody's Indian princess.

The Museum of the Moving Image has more info.

Howdy Doody's Indian princess puppet

I found this on an antique toy website. The sales blurb reads:

Description: This is a great television item from the 1950's. A Howdy Doody Princess SummerFallWinterSpring Marionette in very good condition. Head is excellent, clothes are very good, strings and string board are intact. A great addition to any early television personality collector. Makes a great wall hanging item.

The sale price? $199.00.

Howdy Doody and the Princess

Howdy Doody and the Princess, published in 1952. Written by Edward Kean, illustrated by Art Seiden.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'M AN INDIAN TODAY - Little Golden Book

I'm an Indian Today is a Little Golden Book, published in 1961. It is out of print. Author was Kathryn Hitte, illustrator was William Dugan.

One page after another, it is a perfect example of stereotyping and how a white child played/plays Indian.

Considering the publication year, it was something someone in my age group (50-60) would have been able to buy.

Maybe this guy, in this costume, read that book when he was a kid... This photo is from a costume site.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Indians in Richard Scarry ABC

Here's some more of Richard Scarry's Indians. These images are from his Find Your ABC's, published in 1973. (Thanks, Heidi, for sending them.) I wrote about his work a few days ago on my primary blog. Click here to see that post. There's a few more images on this site, posted on March 7th, 2009.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Richard Scarry's books had a lot of stereotypes in them. I said "had" because Scarry (or his estate) has been keeping up with the times. I'm not sure, though, if this particular book has been updated...