Puppets

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Date:1900 - 1910 (c.)

Description:These Punch and Judy puppets have painted papier-mache heads and hats, mounted onto turned wood sticks.

They may have been used in professional puppet shows rather than as children's toys.


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1750s
Moving Toy - dog
Moving Toy - dog

This metal figure of a dog has jointed legs. These work by means of levers, attached ...

1760s
Diabolo and Tip-Cat
Diabolo and Tip-Cat

Both diabolo and tip-cat were toys that children played at home, or in the street ...

1800s
Cup and Ball; Top
Cup and Ball; Top

Before the widespread use of plastics in the 20th century, toys were made of natural ...

1820s
Wooden Dolls
Wooden Dolls

This group of little 'Peg Wooden' dolls are made of wood, with painted features ...

1840s
Pedlar Doll
Pedlar Doll

Pedlar dolls were ornaments to display in the home, not playthings. They were dressed ...

1860s
Walking Doll
Walking Doll

This 'walking doll' is known as 'Autoperipatetikos'. The walking mechanism is operated ...

1880s
Moving Toy - hat raising doll
Moving Toy - hat raising doll

This wooden figure holds a wooden top hat. A black lace is attached to the figure's ...

1910s
Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear

The Teddy Bear is named after President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, the 26th President ...

1930s
Porcelain Head Doll
Porcelain Head Doll

Toys become even more interesting when we know something about their history. This ...

1950s
Construction Set
Construction Set

'Bayko' building sets were made by the Plimpton Engineering Company of Liverpool, ...

1960s
Puppets
Puppets

These glove puppets represent 'Sooty' and 'Sweep', two popular puppet characters ...

1990s
Construction Set
Construction Set

This construction set, made of coloured interlocking plastic pieces, was made by ...

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