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Puppet Collection

Background imagePuppet Collection: Muffin the Mule

Muffin the Mule
Peter Thompson, producer of BBC televisions Childrens Hour, and Annette Mills with the popular puppet character Muffin the Mule at the National Television Fund Ball at the Dorchester Hotel in London

Background imagePuppet Collection: Rasputin Caricature

Rasputin Caricature
GRIGORI RASPUTIN caricatured as the sinister leader of Russias ruling house, looming over the puppet-like figures of Nicolas II and Alexandra

Background imagePuppet Collection: Gran pops Shadow Show by Lawson Wood

Gran pops Shadow Show by Lawson Wood
Three little monkeys chuckle with glee as Gran pop, the orang utan character created by artist Lawson Wood entertains them with a shadow puppet show. Date: 1935

Background imagePuppet Collection: Puppet in kimono being manipulated by two bunraku puppeteers

Puppet in kimono being manipulated by two bunraku puppeteers in black robes. Woodblock ukiyo-e print by Utagawa Kunisada II, Tokyo, 1850s

Background imagePuppet Collection: Fulton Mackay and Sprocket, filming in Cornwall

Fulton Mackay and Sprocket, filming in Cornwall
The actor Fulton Mackay (1922-1987) and Sprocket, filming the TV series Fraggle Rock at St Anthonys Lighthouse near Falmouth, Cornwall

Background imagePuppet Collection: Pelham puppets

Pelham puppets
Five puppets by the famous, puppet making family business, Pelham, in a stage setting contrived of cardboard painted with distemper mixed with Alabastine

Background imagePuppet Collection: Music cover for Two Marionettes Polka

Music cover for Two Marionettes Polka, composed by May Ostlere. Two puppets (without strings!) are depicted dancing on a small stage, framed by red and gold curtains

Background imagePuppet Collection: Pinocchio

Pinocchio, from the novel by Carlo Collodi. From Treasure no. 147

Background imagePuppet Collection: Festival Stilt Dance and Dancers - Dalian, Manchukuo, China

Festival Stilt Dance and Dancers - Dalian, Manchukuo, China
Manchukuo - a puppet state of the Empire of Japan in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia from 1932 until 1945. It was founded as a republic, but in 1934 it became a constitutional monarchy

Background imagePuppet Collection: Pinocchio -- father in wheelchair

Pinocchio -- father in wheelchair
Pinocchio -- He constructed an elegant little wheel chair in which he could take his father out on fine days. Date: 1911

Background imagePuppet Collection: Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey with advisors / patriots

Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey with advisors / patriots
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey (1844 - 1918) pictured with Niazi Bey, Enver Pasha, Chevket Pasha, Prince Sehzade Yusuf Izzeddin Effendi, Riza Bey

Background imagePuppet Collection: Record Sleeve, Pinky and Perky

Record Sleeve, Pinky and Perky
78rpm Record Sleeve, Pinky and Perky, the sensational TV singing stars. 1958

Background imagePuppet Collection: Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall

Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall
Children watching a Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imagePuppet Collection: Puppet show seen from inside the box

Puppet show seen from inside the box
Au Bon Marche - puppet show seen from inside the box - a man with two glove puppets. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePuppet Collection: Wayang puppet theatre and Gamelan Orchestra - Java

Wayang puppet theatre and Gamelan Orchestra - Java
Wayang - Javanese puppet theatre (sometimes the puppet itself is referred to as wayang). Performances of shadow puppet theatre are accompanied by a gamelan orchestra in Java (now Indonesia)

Background imagePuppet Collection: Chinese Puppet Theatre

Chinese Puppet Theatre
A street puppet show. The automaton figures are operated by a set of strings

Background imagePuppet Collection: Indian Puppet Show for European Children

Indian Puppet Show for European Children
Kaut-pootlies, or Puppets exhibited by Native Jugglers, for the amusement of European children. (Plate 18 of 20). Date: 1813

Background imagePuppet Collection: Matrushka - St Nicholas and the recipients of his gifts

Matrushka - St Nicholas and the recipients of his gifts
Matrushka Doll illustration with St Nicholas as the largest figure and the recipients of his Christmas gifts - a slowly diminishing (in size!) group of children Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePuppet Collection: Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey - Investiture Card

Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey - Investiture Card
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey (1844 - 1918). Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1909 until his death in 1918, Mehmed - original name Mehmed Resad - spent much of his life in seclusion until

Background imagePuppet Collection: Puppets, Tournai

Puppets, Tournai
TOURNAI, Belgium Traditional Guignol de la Maison Tournaisienne (puppet theatre)

Background imagePuppet Collection: Womens Rights / Superior

Womens Rights / Superior
A woman plays with her puppet- like men

Background imagePuppet Collection: Tony Sarg and one of his dancing marionettes, 1928

Tony Sarg and one of his dancing marionettes, 1928
Tony Sarg (regarded as Americas puppet master and one of his dancing marionettes, 1928 Date: 1928

Background imagePuppet Collection: Cartoon, Parnell with Gladstone and Salisbury

Cartoon, Parnell with Gladstone and Salisbury
Cartoon, Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish Nationalist, with Gladstone and Salisbury as puppets, and Randolph Churchill looking over the top of a wall - Does Mr Parnell hope that in the next parliament

Background imagePuppet Collection: Chinese toy seller and boys playing Jianzi, Qing Dynasty

Chinese toy seller and boys playing Jianzi, Qing Dynasty
Chinese itinerant toy seller and boys playing Jianzi by kicking a shuttlecock, Qing Dynasty. The toy man holds a bamboo stick with three small puppets

Background imagePuppet Collection: Cat and kittens with a red umbrella on a postcard

Cat and kittens with a red umbrella on a postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePuppet Collection: George Younger, 1st Viscount Younger, politician

George Younger, 1st Viscount Younger, politician
GEORGE YOUNGER 1st VISCOUNT YOUNGER (1851-1929) Politician

Background imagePuppet Collection: Ventriloquist Mr Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - Liverpool

Ventriloquist Mr Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - Liverpool
Touring Ventriloquist Mr W. Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - of 167 Liverpool Road, Islington, London. Found in an advertisement for a performance at the Abergavenny Coliseum in November 1915

Background imagePuppet Collection: Aberystwyth Punch and Judy Show Victorian period

Aberystwyth Punch and Judy Show Victorian period

Background imagePuppet Collection: China Street Puppet Show pre-1900

China Street Puppet Show pre-1900

Background imagePuppet Collection: Punch and Judy Show Llandudno Wales Victorian period

Punch and Judy Show Llandudno Wales Victorian period

Background imagePuppet Collection: Punch and Judy Show Wilder Beach Ilfracombe Victorian period

Punch and Judy Show Wilder Beach Ilfracombe Victorian period

Background imagePuppet Collection: Street puppet show, China, early 1900s

Street puppet show, China, early 1900s. Date: early 1900s

Background imagePuppet Collection: Music cover, Punch and Judy Quadrille

Music cover, Punch and Judy Quadrille by Hs Roberts Date: 19th century

Background imagePuppet Collection: Eastern musicians on Columbia record sleeve

Eastern musicians on Columbia record sleeve
Javanese or Indonesian musicians on Columbia 78rpm record sleeve Date: early 20th century

Background imagePuppet Collection: Punch At The Convent

Punch At The Convent
This painting depicts a scene where a seated crowd of spectators, with children at the front, are viewing a traditional Punch and Judy puppet show at a convent, nuns are tending to the audience

Background imagePuppet Collection: Music cover, The Punch and Judy Show

Music cover, The Punch and Judy Show, words and music by Ben Black Date: 1929

Background imagePuppet Collection: Edmund Goulding, director, studio portrait with puppet strings. Captioned

Edmund Goulding, director, studio portrait with puppet strings. Captioned, An Astrologer of The Screen: Goulding Pulls the Strings'

Background imagePuppet Collection: Shadow Puppet Show, The Rabbit on the Wall

Shadow Puppet Show, The Rabbit on the Wall, by Sir David Wilkie Date: circa 1816

Background imagePuppet Collection: Title page, Punch's Pocket Book, 1846

Title page, Punch's Pocket Book, 1846 Date: 1846

Background imagePuppet Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Satirical puppet

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Satirical puppet show La Tarumba. SPAIN. Salamanca. Archivo Historico Nacional

Background imagePuppet Collection: Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher

Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher
A puppet of Margaret Thatcher, British Conservative Prime Minister, used on the satirical TV programme, Spitting Image. The book is Spycatcher by Peter Wright

Background imagePuppet Collection: Shadow Show - Silhouette Cut-Outs 1881

Shadow Show - Silhouette Cut-Outs 1881
A fold-out page from The Boy's Own Paper for a shadow show stand with various silhouettes surrounding, to be cut-out, to entertain children for Christmas. Date: 1881

Background imagePuppet Collection: Children and cat playing with Mr Punch puppet

Children and cat playing with Mr Punch puppet Date: circa 1850

Background imagePuppet Collection: Tony Sarg in his workshop and a group of his favourite

Tony Sarg in his workshop and a group of his favourite marionettes, 1928 Date: 1928

Background imagePuppet Collection: Cartoon, The Game of Speculation

Cartoon, The Game of Speculation (as performed at the Theatre Royal, St Stephen s) [ie the Houses of Parliament]. Benjamin Disraeli as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons

Background imagePuppet Collection: Mechanical monster head at the London Hippodrome

Mechanical monster head at the London Hippodrome
The wonderful head worked at the Hippodrome by the Kluks. In the first icture it roars for more food, then its eyes rolls with delight over the repast after which it falls into a slumber

Background imagePuppet Collection: Martin Powell, puppet showman

Martin Powell, puppet showman
Martin Powell (?-1729), puppet showman, often featuring a Punch character, in Bath, London and elsewhere. 1715

Background imagePuppet Collection: Fantoche (puppet) ballet

Fantoche (puppet) ballet. circa 1890



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