Toy, Captain Video, Space Port, Miscellaneous Parts

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

These plastic pieces are accessories for the Superior Space Port (also known as the Captain Video Space Port) made by toymaker T. Cohn, Inc. in the early 1950s. The metal space-theme fort was merchandise related to "Captain Video and His Video Rangers," a weekly television show that aired on the DuMont network from 1949-1956. "Captain Video" was considered the U.S.'s and world's first television show with a space flight theme. Such space-themed forts illustrate how heavily space science fiction drew upon another American popular culture genre, the Western.

Collector Michael O'Harro donated this toy to the Museum in 1993.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of Michael O'Harro.

Materials

Plastic

Dimensions

Approximate: 5.08 x 15.24 x 15.24cm (2in. x 6in. x 6in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Science Fiction

Inventory Number

A19970664000