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Harry Kellar

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz PrototypeCreated by: Library Of CongressDated: 1901
Kellar
Harry Kellar (1849–1922) was an American magician of the late 19th and early 20th century, famous for his large stage shows during which his head seemed to float apart from his body. He performed tricks such as the “The Levitation of Princess Karnac” and “Self Decapitation”. He was hugely popular in his time, inspiring the likes of Harry Houdini, and reportedly acting as a model for the bald-headed wizard in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" published in 1900.
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Kellar

Kellar

Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 6152B. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar

Kellar

Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 6152B. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar

Kellar

Z29088 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 5803B. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar

Kellar

Z29086 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin., N.Y." Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar

Kellar

Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati - New York." No. 6152C. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar's startling wonder

Kellar's startling wonder

Z29087 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: The Cassadaga propaganda. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 5803A. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar in his latest mystery

Kellar in his latest mystery

C252448 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Self decapitation. Created and "copyright 1897 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 7754. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar in his latest mystery

Kellar in his latest mystery

C252447 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Self decapitation. Created and "copyright 1897 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 7647. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar in his latest mystery

Kellar in his latest mystery

Caption: Self decapitation. Created and "copyright 1898 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati & New York." Larger version of poster with slightly different imprint: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 6a (D size). N.Y. no.... more

Kellar in his latest mystery

Kellar in his latest mystery

Caption: Self decapitation. Created and "copyright 1898 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 8107. Smaller version of poster with slightly different imprint: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 6 (C ... more

Kellar

Kellar

36255 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 8502. Similar larger versions of poster: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8 (C size); POS - MAG - .K44... more

Kellar

Kellar

Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 8495. Similar smaller versions of poster: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8 (C size); POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8a (C size). Forms part of:... more

Kellar

Kellar

36258 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 8499. Similar larger version of poster: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8b (D size). Similar smaller vers... more

Kellar

Kellar

Created and "copyright 1900 by The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cin'ti & New York." Larger version of poster with slightly different imprint: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 9a (D size). N.Y. no. 8976. Forms part of: Magic pos... more

Kellar

Kellar

D10719 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1900 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. No. 8949 Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Upper... more

Kellar

Kellar

D14286 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright 1900 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 8975. Smaller version of poster with slightly different imprint: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 9 (C ... more

Kellar

Kellar

Created and "copyright 1902 by The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 9978. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar

Kellar

Z29086 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin., N.Y." Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar's startling wonder

Kellar's startling wonder

Z29087 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: The Cassadaga propaganda. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 5803A. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar

Kellar

Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati - New York." No. 6152C. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar in his latest mystery

Kellar in his latest mystery

C252448 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Self decapitation. Created and "copyright 1897 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 7754. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar in his latest mystery

Kellar in his latest mystery

C252447 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Self decapitation. Created and "copyright 1897 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 7647. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar in his latest mystery

Kellar in his latest mystery

Caption: Self decapitation. Created and "copyright 1898 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati & New York." Larger version of poster with slightly different imprint: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 6a (D size). N.Y. no.... more

Kellar in his latest mystery

Kellar in his latest mystery

Caption: Self decapitation. Created and "copyright 1898 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 8107. Smaller version of poster with slightly different imprint: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 6 (C ... more

Kellar

Kellar

36258 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 8499. Similar larger version of poster: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8b (D size). Similar smaller vers... more

Kellar

Kellar

Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 8495. Similar smaller versions of poster: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8 (C size); POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8a (C size). Forms part of:... more

Kellar

Kellar

36255 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 8502. Similar larger versions of poster: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8 (C size); POS - MAG - .K44... more

Kellar

Kellar

D14286 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright 1900 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 8975. Smaller version of poster with slightly different imprint: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 9 (C ... more

Kellar

Kellar

Created and "copyright 1900 by The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cin'ti & New York." Larger version of poster with slightly different imprint: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 9a (D size). N.Y. no. 8976. Forms part of: Magic pos... more

Kellar

Kellar

D10719 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1900 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. No. 8949 Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Upper... more

Kellar

Kellar

Created and "copyright 1902 by The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 9978. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar in his latest mystery

Kellar in his latest mystery

C252448 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Self decapitation. Created and "copyright 1897 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 7754. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar in his latest mystery

Kellar in his latest mystery

C252447 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Self decapitation. Created and "copyright 1897 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 7647. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar

Kellar

Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 8495. Similar smaller versions of poster: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8 (C size); POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8a (C size). Forms part of:... more

Kellar

Kellar

D10719 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1900 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. No. 8949 Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Upper... more

Kellar in his latest mystery

Kellar in his latest mystery

C252448 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Self decapitation. Created and "copyright 1897 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 7754. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar

Kellar

Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 8495. Similar smaller versions of poster: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8 (C size); POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8a (C size). Forms part of:... more

Kellar

Kellar

D10719 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1900 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. No. 8949 Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Upper... more

Kellar in his latest mystery

Kellar in his latest mystery

C252448 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Self decapitation. Created and "copyright 1897 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. no. 7754. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar

Kellar

Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 8495. Similar smaller versions of poster: POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8 (C size); POS - MAG - .K44, no. 8a (C size). Forms part of:... more

Kellar

Kellar

D10719 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1900 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cincinnati & New York." N.Y. No. 8949 Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Upper... more

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