England: 1830s. Along with the 25 presumably hand cut shadow pictures ranging ins size from The objective is to show light through the object onto a wall or white surface to show the puppet. This grouping also includes two printed sheets that were cut - one appears to be Admiral Nelson and is captioned "A Majestic Shade of twenty years ago. 1817". Published by B. Tabart, 1817 and the other titled "The Queen" at a price of 6d. Most have penned or penciled names identifying the figure, some are as simple as Spartan Boy or Miss O'Neill. Others are religious in nature. Some are intricate while others a quite simple and almost naive. A final bit of whimsy there is a cut pair of scissors. The largest measures 8" x 8"