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Background imagePuppets 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 imagePuppets 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 imagePuppets 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 imagePuppets Collection: Punch & Judy in Street

Punch & Judy in Street
Grown-ups and children gather round a Punch & Judy in the street

Background imagePuppets Collection: Hogarth / British Stage

Hogarth / British Stage
A JUST VIEW OF THE BRITISH STAGE or Three heads are better than one, scene Newgate

Background imagePuppets Collection: Filming Thunderbirds

Filming Thunderbirds
Filming the classic 1960s series Thunderbirds, a British mid-1960s science fiction television show devised by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and made by AP Films

Background imagePuppets Collection: Mr Punch and Toby

Mr Punch and Toby
Punch and Toby

Background imagePuppets Collection: Filming Thunderbirds

Filming Thunderbirds
Filming the classic 1960s series Thunderbirds, a British mid-1960s science fiction television show devised by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and made by AP Films

Background imagePuppets Collection: Punch and Judy

Punch and Judy
Children gather to watch a Punch and Judy show

Background imagePuppets Collection: Punch, Toby, Clown

Punch, Toby, Clown
Mr Punch with Toby the dog and a clown

Background imagePuppets Collection: Punch Throws Baby (Anon)

Punch Throws Baby (Anon)
Mr Punch throws the baby in the air

Background imagePuppets Collection: Punch, Judy, Baby

Punch, Judy, Baby
Punch, Judy and the baby

Background imagePuppets Collection: Filming Thunderbirds

Filming Thunderbirds
Filming the classic 1960s series Thunderbirds, a British mid-1960s science fiction television show devised by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and made by AP Films

Background imagePuppets Collection: Record Sleeve, Pinky and Perky

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

Background imagePuppets 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 imagePuppets 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 imagePuppets 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 imagePuppets Collection: Chinese Puppet Theatre

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

Background imagePuppets Collection: Punch & Judy / Jarvis

Punch & Judy / Jarvis
Watching a Punch & Judy show in a park

Background imagePuppets Collection: Punch & Judy (Crane)

Punch & Judy (Crane)
Punch and Judy show entertains small audience

Background imagePuppets 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 imagePuppets Collection: Punch in Suburban St

Punch in Suburban St
Punch & Judy Show in a suburban street

Background imagePuppets Collection: PUNCH & JUDY / 1885

PUNCH & JUDY / 1885
A Punch and Judy show entertains a happy crowd of people at the seaside

Background imagePuppets Collection: Shadow puppets

Shadow puppets. Print shows two geishas entertaining a man, one is making shadow puppets and the other is playing a shamisen. Date between 1716 and 1741

Background imagePuppets Collection: Punch at Blackpool

Punch at Blackpool
A crowd gather to watch a Punch and Judy show in Blackpool

Background imagePuppets Collection: Punch at Okehampton

Punch at Okehampton
Punch & Judy show in a street in Okehampton, Devon

Background imagePuppets Collection: Puppets, Tournai

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

Background imagePuppets Collection: Guignol in French Park

Guignol in French Park
A dramatic moment in a Guignol performance in a French park : but the blase girl in the foreground has seen it before and knows how it will end

Background imagePuppets Collection: Watching Le Guignol

Watching Le Guignol
Children watching a Guignol show - a delightful variety of facial expressions !

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

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

Background imagePuppets Collection: Aberystwyth Punch and Judy Show Victorian period

Aberystwyth Punch and Judy Show Victorian period

Background imagePuppets Collection: China Street Puppet Show pre-1900

China Street Puppet Show pre-1900

Background imagePuppets Collection: China street puppeteer pre-1900

China street puppeteer pre-1900

Background imagePuppets Collection: Watching a Punch and Judy show

Watching a Punch and Judy show

Background imagePuppets Collection: Music cover, Punch and Judy Quadrille

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

Background imagePuppets Collection: Nice Carnival Figures

Nice Carnival Figures
Some of the floats and figures from the Nice carnival. It had to be postponed due to the weather in 1925. Date: 1925

Background imagePuppets Collection: Silhouette of the sale of Christmas Toys

Silhouette of the sale of Christmas Toys
The cut-out silhouette shows the sale of Christmas toys in London. The artist depicts the sale of traditional Victorian toys being bought by upper class people. Date: 1990

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

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

Background imagePuppets 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 imagePuppets 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 imagePuppets 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 imagePuppets Collection: Fantoche (puppet) ballet

Fantoche (puppet) ballet. circa 1890

Background imagePuppets Collection: People watching a puppet show in Rome, Italy

People watching a puppet show in Rome, Italy, the equivalent of a Punch and Judy show. early 19th century

Background imagePuppets Collection: Chinese puppet show, Qing Dynasty

Chinese puppet show, Qing Dynasty. The puppeteer is completely hidden inside a curtained theatre and works the puppets in a window above his head

Background imagePuppets Collection: Woman making puppets dance using electricity 1885

Woman making puppets dance using electricity 1885
Woman making puppets dance using electricity. Date: 1885

Background imagePuppets Collection: Nice Carnival by Webster Murray

Nice Carnival by Webster Murray
In Good King Carnivals Reign. An impression of Carnival Time in Nice, especially drawn for The Bystander by Webster Murray. Date: 1925



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