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Prof. Hicks London Punch and Judy

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Punch and Judy is a traditional, popular puppet show featuring Mr. Punch and his wife, Judy. The performance consists of a sequence of short scenes, each depicting an interaction between two characters, most typically the violent Punch and one other character. It is often associated with traditional British seaside culture. This image is from a carnival midway. Painted on canvas it was stretched across rope on fields as the circus or carnival set-up shop. The puppet show was perfect to entertain children and this tale was timeless. Mr. Punch made his first recorded appearance in England on 9 May 1662.