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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.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type MODELS-Science Fiction Manufacturer T. Cohn, Inc. Dimensions Approximate: 5.08 x 15.24 x 15.24cm (2in. x 6in. x 6in.)
Materials Plastic
Inventory Number A19970664000 Credit Line Gift of Michael O'Harro. Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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