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Punch and Judy

Punch and his wife Judy are characters of a traditional and very popular British puppet show.

Pulcinella, an Italian character of the Renaissance Commedia dell'arte, is the direct ancestor of Punch. Both the characters (Pulcinella and Punch) have a huge nose, a large hump and an anarchic personality.

This set of magic lantern slides was made by Theobald & Co. (London).

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a long hand painted magic lantern slide displayng a Punch and Judy showman collecting money from a funny audience: