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Davy Crockett costume

Description: Davy Crockett's name is famous both in history and in entertainment. An explorer and hunter in the eastern United States, Davy Crockett made a name for himself as a frontiersman, daredevil and United States Congressman! He died in the Mexican assault on the Alamo during Texas' war of independence. After his death, popular culture continued to celebrate his life. The most famous was a 1950s movie starring Fess Parker as Crockett and Buddy Ebsen as Sam Houston. The movie was a wild success and hundreds of products were marketed to kids. This shirt and matching pants, along with a coon skin cap, toy rifle and Bowie knife, would have helped a child of the 1950s enjoy hours of role play with friends.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836
Television and children
Television -- History
Nineteen fifties
Clothing and dress

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