Puppeteer Cora Baird in India, 1962

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James Burke—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Puppeteer Cora Baird in India, 1962. “Puppetry probably started in India, and it isn’t kid stuff with them,” Bil Baird told LIFE.

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