Jane Henson & The Muppets
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Pictures: Original Muppets donated to Smithsonian

Jane Henson & The Muppets
Jane Henson, co-creator of the Muppets, participates in a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson’s characters from ‘Sam and Friends’ to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Jane Henson, co-creator of the Muppets, participates in a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson’s characters from ‘Sam and Friends’ to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Jane Henson & Willard Scott
Jane Henson (L) talks with Willard Scott during a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson’s characters from ‘Sam and Friends’ to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The original ‘Kermit’ the Frog
The original Kermit the Frog (C), which was made from one of Jim Henson’s mother’s coats, is part of a collection donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson’s characters from ‘Sam and Friends’ to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Jim Henson’s wife, Jane Henson
Jane Henson, co-creator of the Muppets, participates in a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson’s characters from ‘Sam and Friends’ to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The original Muppets
A collection of puppets, including the original Kermit the Frog (2L), is donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson’s characters from ‘Sam and Friends’ to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Jane Henson signs
Brent Glass (L), director of the National Museum of American History, watches as Jane Henson, co-creator of the Muppets, signs papers during a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, on August 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. Jane Henson donated 10 of her late husband Jim Henson’s characters from ‘Sam and Friends’ to the museum including the original Kermit the Frog. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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