Friday, April 6, 2012

Object of the Day, Museum Edition: A Cut-out Punch and Judy Theater, 1967

Characters from "Punch & Judy"
for use with a paper theatre
Barry Elphick, 1967
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Printed in 1967, this card depicts Punch and Judy characters which accompany a cut-out Punch and Judy theatre.  The theatre and little figures are meant to be cut out and used to create individual puppet plays.  The design is by U.K. illustrator Barry Elphick for Nordiska Ltd.

Depicted are Punch, Judy, the Devil, the Constable, the Dog Toby and the Crocodile. 

This playful bit of ephemera is part of the George Speaight Punch & Judy Collection at the V&A.

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