A Gallery of Puppet Shows

Guignol, Kasperletheater, Punch & Judy, Burattini and similar puppet shows.

Puppet show in a Renaissance Castle Collectible Card
Front Text: "Le Trombone - Guignol au Château (Renaissance)"
Publisher: Chocolat Louit, Bordeaux
Size: 11.0 x 8.5 cm

Puppet show in a Dutch town in the Golden Age Reverse Text: "Happy Hollanders"
Publisher: Clifton Fac-Simile Colour Postcard; E. W: Savory,Bristol; Series No. 746
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Children with toy theatres Collectible Card
Front Text: "Guignol"
Publisher: Chocolat Guérin-Boutron, Paris
Size: 10.6 x 6.4 cm

Teatro dei Burattini Picture: Italian puppet show in the 18th century
Front Text: "Il Teatro dei Burattini (Dipinto ad olio di F. Maggiotto - Sec. XVIII) Milano - Museo Teatrale alla Scala"
Publisher: Edizione del Museo Teatrale alla Scala; Alberto Modiano Tipografo, Milano
Type: 20th-century reproduction of an 18th-century oil painting by Francesco Maggiotto
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Teatro dei Burattini Picture: German Kasperl-Theater, ca. 1805
Reverse Text: "Puppentheatersammlung der Stadt München. Opiz, Georg Emanuel (1776-1841). Kasperltheater / Gouache"
Publisher: Münchner Stadtmuseum, München
Type: 20th-century reproduction of a 19th-century gouache by Georg Emanuel Opiz
Size: Modern
Not sent.

German puppet show Picture: itinerant puppet show in Germany, 19th century
Front Text: "Kunst bringt Gunst"
Type: Real Photo; 20th-century reproduction of an 1857 print after Ludwig Richter, see also Commons
Size: Classic
Not sent.

French Guignol Theatre, c. 1825 Picture: French Guginol theatre, c. 1825
Front Text: "L'Oeuvre de Boilly. Le Théâtre Guignol", "Les maitres de l'estampe (époque Charles X) (1825)"
Publisher: ND Phot [Neurdein, Paris]; 506
Type: Divided Back; 20th-century reproduction of a c. 1825 engraving by Louis-Léopold Boilly
Size: Classic
Sent: from France to Uccle (Belgium), 1908

Puppet theatre at the Fete de Saint-Cloud, France, 1865 Picture: puppet theatre at the Fête de Saint-Cloud, France, 1865
Front Text: "L'Oeuvre de Daumier (Souvenir de la Fête). Les personnes de l'aimable société, n'importe quel sexe, qui voudraient en faire autant, sont priées de monter sur le théâtre."
Publisher: Collections d'Art et d'Histoire E. S., Paris; 32
Type: Divided Back; 20th-century reproduction of an 1865 print by Honoré Daumier (from the "Petit Journal Pour Rire", No. 263), see www.daumier-register.org
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Russian puppet show Picture: puppet show on the streets of London
Front Text: "XCIII, Tate Gallery", "Houghton, 3620, Punch and Judy"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 1947
Publisher: printed by Waterlow & Sons, London
Type: 20th-century reproduction of a c. 1860 painting by Arthur Boyd Houghton; see also www.tate.org.uk
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Russian puppet show Picture: itinerant puppet show in Russia
Reverse Text: "L. I. Solomatkin (1837-1883). Petrushka, 1878. Kholst, maslo, 29x22. Gosudarstvenny Russky muzei."
Publisher: Sovetsky Khudozhnik; 1967
Type: 1967 reproduction of an 1878 painting by Leonid Ivanovich Solomatkin; see also Commons
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Guignol, 1890 Picture: puppet theatre in France, c. 1890
Reverse Text: "'Guignol', La chanson des joujoux. Illustration d'Adrien Marie. Ed. H. Heugel, 1890. Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Heure Joyeuse."
Publisher: Mairie de Paris, Agence culturelle de Paris
Type: late 20th-century reproduction of an 1890 print by Adrien Marie
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Guignol Collectible Card
Front Text: "La Joie"
Publisher: Lefèvre-Utile Biscuits
Size: 10.6 x 7.3 cm

Guignol Collectible Card
Front Text: "Après les marionnettes de Guignol les Biscuits marionnettes de Georges, c'est fête complète pour tout le monde."inscription: "Marionnettes"
Publisher: Biscuits Georges; Lith. H. Sicard, Paris
Size: 7.0 x 10.2 cm

Guignol Collectible Card
Front Text: "Eh bien, papa, puisque tu as tant de plaisir à voir Guignol, Vas-y, ne te gêne pas pour moi, je vais t'attendre en fumant un cigare.", inscription: "Théâtre de Guignol"
Publisher: Levacher-Giroux, Orléans
Size: 7.5 x 11.3 cm

Guignol Collectible Card
Front Text: "Rêver de Perroquets: Théâtre"
Publisher: A. Benoiston, Maison de Fournitures, Paris
Size: 6.4 x 10.5. cm

Guignol Collectible Card
Front Text: "Une scène intéressante"
Publisher: Chocolat Guérin-Boutron; Vallet, Minot et Cie. Imprimeurs, Paris
Size: 6.3 x 10.6 cm

Guignol Collectible Card
Front Text: "Le scandale dans la salle"
Publisher: Grands Magasins du Musée de Cluny, Paris; Vallet, Minot et Cie. Imprimeurs, Paris
Size: 6.3 x 10.5 cm

Guignol Collectible Card
Front Text: "Le théâtre Enfantin Guignol et son public. Une représentation dans un jardin public."
Publisher: Chocolat Guérin-Boutron, Paris; Série: Le Théâtre à travers les Âges
Size: 6.6 x 10.6 cm

Guignol Collectible Card
Front Text: "Mots et Devises", "La farce est jouée dit Rabelais en mourant; la pièce est finie furent les dernières paroles d'Auguste. Au théâtre antique, on annonçait la fin de la représentation par ces mots: La pièce est jouée"; inscription: "Guignol"
Publisher: Chocolat rationnel des pharmaciens français
Size: 6.5 x 10.3 cm

Guignol Collectible Card
Reverse Text: "Fahrende Leute II. - 5. Kasperltheater. Kinder seid ihr alle da! / Habt Ihr denn auch Geld mit? Ja! / Wenn ich singe, geht hinten ein Teller herum, / Ihr wißt doch sicher alle, warum! / O bitt' ich schön, laufen Sie doch nicht fort! / Es tut Ihnen nichts, der Teller dort!"
Publisher: Cie. Française L. Schaal & Cie.
Size: 9.3 x 4.7 cm

Children with toy theatres Collectible Card
Front Text: "Jouets. Les Guignols."
Publisher: Au Bon Marché, Paris
Size: 8.2 x 12.0 cm

Guignol Foldable Collectible Card
Publisher: Au Bon Marché, Paris
Size: 13.4 x 7.6 cm (opened)

Guignol Foldable Collectible Pop-up Card
Front Text: "Théâtre Guignol"
Publisher: Au Bon Marché, Paris
Size: 16.2 x 11.7 cm (opened)

Guignol Foldable Collectible Pop-up Card
Front Text: "Théâtre Guignol"
Publisher: Au Bon Marché, Paris; Imprimerie L. Verger & Cie., Paris
Size: 11.7 x 17.0 cm (opened)

France - Paris: Theatre Guignol des Champs-Elysees
Paris, France

Guignol Front Text: "Nos Chéris - Devant Goignol"
Publisher: C C C & C; 37
Type: Undivided Back
Not sent.

France - Paris: Theatre Guignol des Champs-Elysees
Paris, France

France - Paris: Theatre Guignol des Champs-Elysees
Paris, France

France - Paris: Theatre Guignol des Champs-Elysees
Paris, France

France - Paris: Theatre Guignol des Champs-Elysees
Paris, France

France - Paris: Theatre Guignol des Champs-Elysees
Paris, France

Guignol Front Text: "Guignol"
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Paris (France) to Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France), 1904

France - Le Touquet-Paris-Plage: Theatre Guignol
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

France - Berck: Theatre Guignol
Berck, France

France - Deauville: Guignol
Deauville, France

France - Bagneres-de-Luchon: Theatre Guignol du Casino
Bagnères-de-Luchon, France

France - Bagneres-de-Luchon: Theatre Guignol du Casino
Bagnères-de-Luchon, France

France - Nancy: Exposition de Nancy - Le Guignol
Nancy, France, 1909

Guignol Front Text: "A Guignol"
Size: Classic
Sent: to Nantes, 1909

Guignol Front Text: "L'arrestation du coupable"
Publisher: Croissant, Paris
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Guignol Front Text: "Le gendarme est battu Bravo!"
Publisher: Croissant, Paris
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: to Mézin, 1909

Puppet shows Front Text: "Un passage palpitant"
Publisher: M. A.; III
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Bordeaux to Paris [postmark illegible]

Front Text: "Nous avons l'honneur de vous remercier"
Publisher: M. A.; 5
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Bordeaux to Paris, 1918

Guignol Picture: generic illustration of a German funfair, left: Kasper-Theater
Front Text: inscriptions: "Kasper-Theater", "Schiess-Salon"
Publisher: Gg. Imfang, Frankfurt am Main-Sachsenhausen
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Hayingen/Lothringen (now Hayange, France) to Straßburg (now Strasbourg, France), 1900

Guignol Picture: generic illustration of a German funfair, very left: Kasper-Theater
Front Text: inscriptions: "Aus dem dunkeln Welttheil", "Florchen die schwerste Dame der Welt", "Herkules-Circus", "Dressierte Hunde"
Publisher:
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from the Leizpig-Chemnitz train (Germany) to Chicago (USA), 1904

Puppet show, by Raffaele Tafuri Front Text: "Le marionette"
, signed: R. Tafuri Publisher: Fiechhi & Michiel Ed., Venezia
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Milano (Italy) to Unieux (France), 1900

Puppet show Front Text: "Marionetten"
Publisher: Lichtdruk S. Bakker Jz Kong-Zaandijk; 2107
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent [but addressed to Zaandam (Netherlands)].

Germany - Hamburg: Kaspertheater Spielbudenplatz
Hamburg, Germany

Germany - Hamburg: Kaspertheater Spielbudenplatz
Hamburg, Germany

Germany - Hamburg: Kaspertheater Spielbudenplatz
Hamburg, Germany

Children with toy theatres Picture: children playing with a hand puppet theatre
Publisher: Chocolat Lombart
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Children with toy theatres Picture: children playing with a hand puppet theatre
Publisher: S. Hildesheimer & Co. Ltd., London & Manchester; Printed in France; No. 5199
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: within London (England), 1906

Children with toy theatres Picture: children playing with a hand puppet theatre
Front Text: "Joyeux Noël"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Ccâteauroux (France) to Chabris (France), 1913

Children with toy theatres Picture: children playing with a hand puppet theatre
Front Text: "Kasperle Theater", "Lotte Herrlich"
Publisher: Verlag Trautmann & von Seggern, Hamburg; Serie 123/1
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Paquebot Normandie: Guignol
Paquebot Normandie

Paquebot Normandie: Guignol
Paquebot Normandie

Paquebot Paris: Guignol
Paquebot Paris

Paquebot Ile de France: Guignol
Paquebot Ile de France

Paquebot Ile de France: Guignol
Paquebot Ile de France

Paquebot De Grasse: Guignol
Paquebot De Grasse

Belgium - Tournai: Theatre de Guignol
Tournai, Belgium

Rabbits watching a puppet show Reverse Text: "The Punch and Judy Show by Margaret Tempest"
Publisher: The Medici Society, London; Pk 111
Type: Divided Back; later postcard of a 1930s-1960s illustration (?)
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Guignol Collectible Card
Front Text: "Guignol", "Cherchez le Polichinelle" (containing a hidden faces puzzle)
Publisher: André Le Chausseur sachant chausser
Size: 6.4 x 10.0 cm

France - Paris: Theatre Guignol des Champs-Elysees
Paris, France

Guignol Collectible Card Front Text: "la journée de lili", "à guignol"
Publisher: Chaussures Raoul, Brest (France)
Size: 14.1 x 9.0 cm

Guignol Front Text: "J en ai mal au ventre de rire!" [my stomach hurts from laughing], signed: Monique Faury
Publisher: R. Hamel, Paris; 165
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

France - Paris: Theatre Guignol des Champs-Elysees
Paris, France

Children with toy theatres Picture: children playing with a hand puppet theatre
Front Text: "One good 'turn' deserves another"
Publisher: W S S B; 7327/1
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Children with toy theatres Picture: children playing with a hand puppet theatre
Front Text: "Función teatral al aire libre", signed: Zsolt
Publisher: C M B; Serie No 46
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Children with toy theatres Picture: children playing with a hand puppet theatre
Front Text: "Seid ihr alles da?"; signed: Ursula Funcke
Publisher: Werner Wicke, Leipzig; (4) MDV Erasmusdruck Calbe 1992
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Punch & Judy Show, England Picture: Punch & Judy Show at an English beach
Front Text: "Forgotten about school It's so wonderful here!", "Vivent les vacances! L'école est oubliée!"
Publisher: Sunshine Comic; 5731
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

United Kingdom - Weymouth: Punch and Judy Show
Punch & Judy Show, Weymouth, England

Guignol, Belgium Reverse Text: "Les 'Enfants Prévoyants' adorent se réunir dans les clubs qui ont été crées à leur intention. Ils y trouvent un décor et une ambiance favorable à leurs jeux et à leurs travaux de bricolage dont ils sont si fiers."
Publisher: Photo Editions Est-Ouest
Size: Modern
Sent: within Huy (Belgium) [postmark partly illegible, 1962 stamp]

United States - Sarasota FL: Circus Hall of Fame
Sarasota, USA

France - Paris: Theatre Guignol des Champs-Elysees
Paris, France

Children with toy theatres Picture: children playing with a puppet theatre at home
Publisher: ?; CPE 2135; Printed in Belgium
Size: Modern
Not sent.

France - Lyon: Theatre Guignol du Parc de la Tete d'Or
Lyon, France

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