Tony Sarg was know as a children's book illustrator and for reviving the marionette theatre in the United States.
When he was a young man, his father had wanted him to pursue a
military career. At age 17 he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the
horse artillery of the German army. He loved to draw, and at age 23,
left Germany to live in England.
In London, he worked for an ad
agency and designed the famous lion trademark for Lyon's marmalade. He
left the ad agency to draw for magazines, illustrating old jokes from
After watching 50 performances by the great puppet
master, Holden, in London, Sarg made some marionettes and established
his own theatre at the Old Curiosity Shop. He came
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