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Germany Wooden Marionette with Knapsack and Bedroll (Profile View)

Germany Wooden Marionette with Knapsack and Bedroll (Profile View)

Intricate handcrafted marionette with five strings. The vagrant man is made from wood. He is wearing a felt hat over his grey hair and has a cigar in his mouth. His coat is corduroy, and his shirt is cotton print. His pants are held up with a rope belt. He is carrying a bundle of clothes on a stick over his shoulder, and a pillow and blanket hang from a rope around his neck. He has sandals on his feet. One coat pocket has a bottle and the other holds a newspaper. This puppet is made in Germany. Tag says: "Hi! I am a hand-made wooden puppet-on-a-string from Ursula Gehlmann workshop. I have been created from wood with utmost care. My clothes have been sewn in costly detailed work with all the available love of precision. I am about 40 centimeters high and fully functioning. I am much esteemed by hobbyists and collectors, because I am an original decoration for every lodging. The original signature of my creation at the end of this certificate testifies that I am a genuine Ursula-Gehlmann puppet-on-a-string. Ursula Gehlmann." The figure stands 16 inches (40 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Coat, Europe, Wood
Keywords: All_German_Marionette, Alpine, Europe, Germany, Ursula-Gehlmann, blanket, bottle, bum, cigar, coat, corduroy, elderly, felt hat, figure, figurine, hand made, handcrafted, homeless, knapsack, male, marionette, newspaper, pillow, puppet, rope, strings, traveler, vagrant, wood
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.05
F Number: 11
Original Dimensions: 3318×5316
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 27629