Thanks to Trish Dunn for adopting Mose at last year's convention. Mose is a papier mache figure made by W.H.J. Shaw and used by ventriloquist Paul Barth and his brother Albert Barth.
Mose was donated to Vent Haven on July 5, 1987. In the accompanying documentation, Barth stated that the dummy was made around 1895. He also added that Albert had used the dummy for about 25 years and then retired. Paul used Mose for 10 years after Albert retired. Today, visitors to Vent Haven can see Mose in the Josephine Berger Memorial Building.