Button featuring Daniel Striped Tiger from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. According to David Newell, who played Mr. McFeely on the show, and Margaret Whitmer, the show's producer, Daniel Striped Tiger is the puppet who most embodied the characteristics of Mister Rogers. Daniel Tiger's creation is also linked to the origin of WQED. On March 31, 1954, Mrs. Daniel's, the head of WQED, had a party to celebrate the launch of the nation's first community-supported television station. Mrs. Daniels gifted Fred with a tiger puppet, which he named in her honor.


  • Title: Daniel Striped Tiger button
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Subject Keywords: Mister Rogers
  • Type: Artifact
  • Original Source: Heinz History Center Museum Collections
  • Object ID: 2009.94.1
  • Exhibit or Collection: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Donation Information: Gift of Janis Waitkus

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