Friday, May 9, 2014

Photo of the Day: Looking back at Mr. Punch at 300

Mr. Punch at 300, 1962

This figure of Mr. Punch was made by Waldo S. Lanchester for the Covent Garden Celebration of Punch's 300th birthday in 1962.  Old Red Nose has held up well, I would say.  Fifty-two years later, he looks just as good.

The carved wooden head on this figure was previously that of “Casper” (Kasperle—Punch’s German cousin) from Hohnsteiner puppets of Max Jacob, Germany.

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