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Captain Kangaroo's Jacket
1955-1972

Network television's longest-running children's show
"Captain Kangaroo"--otherwise known as Bob Keeshan--wore this outfit on his popular children's television program. The dark blue, long-sleeved jacket has four brass buttons down the front, square front pockets with light blue piping, a silver badge on the left breast pocket, and a white carnation in the lapel. With a cast that included Mr. Green Jeans, Dancing Bear, Bunny Rabbit, Mr. Moose, and Grandfather Clock, the show was a formative influence on later children's educational programs such as Sesame Street.

Notes
34" x 23" wide
Gift of Robert Keeshan, 1992
Captain Kangaroo aired from 1955 to 1992
Network television's longest-running children's show
Web display only

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· Children's Television, 1950s

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