These 4 photos are from the victorian era.
These 2 photos are from old Japanese Bunraku puppet theaters. They are some very intricate puppets which are very mechanical and can take up to 3 people to operate one puppet.
This is a diagram I found for one of the Bunraku puppets.
These last 2 are some photos I found that look they are from the 40's or 50's.
And just because I thought it was a fun and cool blog. Here is the link to "Puppatoons" which is all about puppets. (Click here.)
Here is also another site that "promotes the art of puppetry in the bay area." (Click here.)