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Featured Figures

Art Anteak

Billy

Cecil
Champagne Charlie
Charlie McCarthy
Cleo
Clyde
Coach
Coram Head

Elmer

Farfel
Farmer's Wife

George
George
Granny

Gutters

Hanley Head

Jacko
Jane Jones
Jerry
Jerry J. Jerrie
Jerry O'Brien
Jerry O'Leary
Joe Flip
Joe Nemo
Johnny
Johnny Jordan
Junior
Junior

Kenny Talk
Knucklhead Smiff

Lester Boy
Little Joe

Maisie
Max

Oscar

Quitz

Reagan
Red Flannels

Rosita

Sammy
Selberg Boy
Shorty Jones
Skinny Hamilton

Terry
Tommy Baloney

Windsor Boy
Woody DeForest

 

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Featured Figure:
Farmer's Wife

Created by: Unknown

Used by: The Great Reynard

Trivia: 
1. The "Farmer's Wife" is an incomplete figure, made up of a head and trunk only.
2. This figure was used by The Great Reynard, a vaudeville-era ventriloquist whose real name was Edward Sharpless.
3. The Great Reynard used this figure in two sketches in his performance. Once sketch was called "On the Farm" and the other was "In Court."
4. This figure arrived at Vent Haven in ill repair, with moisture damage that had mildewed the figure.
5. Both Revello Petee and Frank Marshall have repaired this figure.
6. The hat is not an original piece for this figure. It was donated to Vent Haven founder W.S. Berger by the "Sanford Sisters," who were neighbors of Berger.
7. This figure is also known as Rachel the Gossip Lady.

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