The John Miller Collection

These photos show a small part of the vast collection of puppets and paraphenalia that was collected by the late John Miller. It is placed here as a testament to his love of puppetry and dedication to the arts as a teacher and artist.

Many of the objects featured on this page have been donated to the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry.


Antique Punch Head

This head is about eight inches long.


A minstrel hand puppet.


Stevens Marionettes

Stevens marionettes



A second horse by McPharlin

Marionettes that may have been built by Paul McPharlin. For the story behind these puppets, please visit the horse page.