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(image above) An attractive  moving Magic Lantern slide in a mahogany frame, 7 inches by 4 inches (18 x 10 cm).
It features a group of children watching a Punch and Judy show. When the sliding glass is moved, the smoking man is revealed.

Two hand painted mechanical slipping slides depicting the same 'hilarious' theme: Punch maltreating a policeman by battering the poor man on his nose. Both slides are mounted in a wooden frame measuring 5 x 3 (13 x 8 cm) inches.

Beware of pickpockets! Don't let distract you by the fascinating Punch and Judy Show. Single slipping slide in a wooden frame.
Comical slipping slides in a mahogany frame, 7" x 4" (18 x 10 cm). The joke is based on the double meaning of the name Punch (Mr Punch + drink composed of sugar, spice and fruit, usually mixed with wine and drunk hot or cold).

More Punch-jokes on single slipping slides measuring ca 18 x 10 cm.

A long magic lantern slide with winter scenes made by Bing Werke, Germany. It measures approx 7 x 2 1/4 inches and has the maker's mark in a diamond shape, upper right corner, A "B" and a "W". The scene in the middle shows some children watching a Punch and Judy show.


Sliding glass plate in a tinplate frame, 4 cm x 12.8 cm, diameter of the picture 2.9 cm. One of a set of 24, made by Ernst Plank (E.P.). This is nr 6, 'Das überraschte Blumenmädchen' (c. 1900).

In the first position you can see a girl with a basket full of flowers, in the second position suddenly Punch appears in the place of the flowers.
Below another moving picture in a tin frame showing an inquisitive Punch opening a box that contains a strange monstrous bird. The gold coloured frame is decorated with the distinctive E.P.-pattern of checks, points and stars.

The same representation of Punch with the box in a version with a wooden frame.



Mahogany framed mechanical magic lantern slide measuring 7 inch x 4 inch (18 x 10 cm) with brass lever handle depicting Punch & Judy with a skipping dog.

Punch, together with some other figures of the Italian Commedia dell' Arte troupes of the 14th century.
This very fine slide measures 8 ins x nearly 2 1/2 ins (c. 20 x 6 cm).
Four 'life model slides' of a much larger set. A strange story. We see a Punchinella Show that belongs to the Osmond Bros. On the verge of the road lies a man with a drum and a large chest, maybe one of the brothers who had to look after the sound effects. Another man, probably the puppeteer and the other Osmond, takes care of him. Is his brother wounded? Is he ill? I should say yes, for the puppeteer grasps at his iPhone *) to call for aid and assistance.
After that he tries to settle his poor brother.
Someone turned around the puppet play. Someone stole the drum. Who? We'll never know.
Detail of the puppet play banner:

Can Be Engaged With Their
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*)   Joke.
'Fallen by the Way'

(above)  One slide of a set that shows a similar scene. The fallen wooden frame of perhaps a puppet show is just visible at the left.

Single slipping magic lantern slide showing the offspring of Punch and Judy. This glass magic lantern slide measures 18 x 10 cm.

Two slides depicting real Punch and Judy shows presented by Professor Smith at a sunny beach (left) and at South End-on Sea, Essex. (right).

A set of magic lantern slides about Guignol, the French version of Punch, or Jan Klaassen (Dutch).

No manufacturer known.

Punch in battle with the devil.
That's all folks!!!
Motto slide of Punch wishing a 'Good Night' to the audience at the end of the show. Double slipping slide. The scroll unrolls with one movement; Punch's eyes move with the other movement. Dimensions 7" x 4" (18 x 10 cm).

More Motto slides.
Once again.... good night!

Double slipping slide. With one glass you let the images on the book switch, with the other you let Punch's eyes look in all directions. Dimensions 18 x 10 cm. 
Another version of this funny double slipping slide. Here too, one moving glass makes the picture on the book switch and the other one makes the eyes look in all directions.
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