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During the 19th century family marionette troupes, such as the Tiller Clowes family travelled the country visiting small towns and villages with their own portable theatres, which could seat between 200 and 700 people.

 

‘Elegant gentleman’, marionette or string puppet, 19th Century

UK

Wood and fabric

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