Punch and Judy Puppet Theater, 1870-1890

Summary

Punch and Judy puppet shows -- portable and easy to stage on a street corner, in a park, or as part of a traveling circus -- attracted Americans of all ages during the 1800s. "Bad boy" Punch always managed to get away with mischief -- much to the delight of his audience. Punch & Judy even inspired toy versions of themselves.

Punch and Judy puppet shows -- portable and easy to stage on a street corner, in a park, or as part of a traveling circus -- attracted Americans of all ages during the 1800s. "Bad boy" Punch always managed to get away with mischief -- much to the delight of his audience. Punch & Judy even inspired toy versions of themselves.

Artifact

Puppet theater (Structure)

Date Made

1870-1890

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

58.100.78

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant Material)
Paper (Fiber product)
Cloth

Color

Brown
Red
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 9.125 in

Width: 6 in

Length: 2.25 in

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