The shadow puppetry songs notebooks are the only mementos of performances—puppet shadows on a white sheet in an amphitheater wrapped in darkness—given at the École Polytechnique. Each caricatured shadow is accompanied by a song, a poem, or a speech that is often mocking or irreverent.


  • Title: Shadow puppetry songs: Drawing
  • Creator: Pierre Marie Gabriel Henri Baltazar
  • Date Created: 1909
  • Physical Dimensions: 30.0 x 15.7 cm
  • Subject Keywords: satirical cartoons
  • Type: Document
  • Rights: École polytechnique
  • Medium: lithography

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