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Circus scene showing a man (magician?) standing on a table holding a curtain, standing to the right is a clown with a horn, on the left a man is balancing on one foot on a moving horse while another performer stands nearby, the audience stands in the background J.A.W

Circus scene showing a man (magician?) standing on a table holding a c...

Woodside's drawing may be a copy after an illustration from an 1815 English edition of "Songs of the Chase." Inscribed in pencil on verso: This is a copy by John A. Woodside of a vignette cut in the book "Songs... More

Theatrical reflection, or a peep at the looking glass curtain at the Royal Coburg Theatre

Theatrical reflection, or a peep at the looking glass curtain at the R...

Print shows the mirrored curtain reflecting the audience at the Royal Coburg Theatre (Old Vic Theatre) and Ramo Samee, a juggler, magician, and sword swallower, juggling on stage. Title from item. Forms part of... More

[Producing ghostly illusion by use of magic lantern. 18th c.]

[Producing ghostly illusion by use of magic lantern. 18th c.]

Illus. in: E.G. Robertson, Mémoires : récréatifs, scientifiques et anecdotiques, frontispiece (Houdini Collection). Reference copy in SSF (Gr) - Magicians and Magic. This record contains unverified, old data fr... More

Coming! Prof. H.B. Reynolds the world renowned sorcerer, necromancer, and magician will appear in Freaks ....

Coming! Prof. H.B. Reynolds the world renowned sorcerer, necromancer, ...

Created by "What Cheer Show Print, R.I." 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)

The Flints

The Flints

Caption: Mr. Herbert L. Flint. Created by "National Pr. & Eng. Co., Chicago." No. 01201. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of... More

The great unknown / Dalrymple.

The great unknown / Dalrymple.

Print shows William McKinley wearing military uniform underneath a large veil on a pedestal labeled "I am the Veiled Mahatma of Prosperity! Believe in Me, Ask No Questions, and You will all Roll in Riches!!!", ... More

Bowman the Wizard in his new marvelous entertainment of magic, mirth, mystery

Bowman the Wizard in his new marvelous entertainment of magic, mirth, ...

At head of title: Bodie, Fri. ev'g July 30, in a large 4-pole tent in the principal part of town. Created by Sterett Show Printing Co., San Francisco. Performance includes: Our cabinet of wonders; the Original ... More

He did it all / F. Opper.

He did it all / F. Opper.

Print shows a vignette cartoon with President McKinley standing at center holding a hat labeled "Inexhaustible Prosperity Hat" and a magic wand, behind him are "Joshua" and "Moses" who has beams of light emanat... More

Bowman the Wizard in his new marvelous entertainment of magic, mirth, mystery

Bowman the Wizard in his new marvelous entertainment of magic, mirth, ...

At head of title: Bodie, Fri. ev'g July 30, in a large 4-pole tent in the principal part of town. Created by Sterett Show Printing Co., San Francisco. Performance includes: Our cabinet of wonders; the Original ... More

Mrs. Herbert L. Flint the little hypnotic sunbeam.

Mrs. Herbert L. Flint the little hypnotic sunbeam.

Created by National Ptg. & Eng. Co., Chicago. No. C3. Portrait from photograph. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress... More

Alexander the man who knows

Alexander the man who knows

Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Forms part of: McManus-Young collection of pictorial material relating to magic.

Von Arx, magician, illusionist

Von Arx, magician, illusionist

Created by "Morgan Litho. Co., Cleveland, O., U.S.A." No. 12128. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Forms part of... More

Ching Ling Foo outdone /

Ching Ling Foo outdone /

"The magician enters upon the stage, and removing a covering from a small table, shakes it before the audience to show that there is nothing whatever concealed inside, places the cloth upon the floor, and when ... More

The Flints

The Flints

Caption: Mr. Herbert L. Flint. Created by Allied Printing, Cedar Rapids. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Forms... More

The magician /

The magician /

"The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat, and they disappear mysteriously into the air. He then takes a white handke... More

Uncle Josh's nightmare /

Uncle Josh's nightmare /

"On a set of a man's bedroom, a woman can be seen helping a middle-aged man to retire. As soon as he falls asleep, an apparition appears at the edge of the room. The man begins to grapple with the vision and fe... More

Congress of nations /

Congress of nations /

"A new and sensational film, which deals in a highly up-to-date manner with the international situation. A magician steps upon the stage carrying a hoop covered with white paper. Then in quick succession the fl... More

New books

New books

Poster shows a magician, eagle, and woman surrounding a list of books. Artist: William E. Schumacher. Title from item. Forms part of the Artist poster filing series (Library of Congress) Promotional goal: U.S. ... More

Coming under canvas, George the magician and a full supporting cast of wonder workers and funmakers presenting a spectacle rich in scenic and electrical effects surpassing in splendor and magnitude all that has before it.

Coming under canvas, George the magician and a full supporting cast of...

"All Europe marvelled at George, the show which you will never forget ...." "Magician of the kings and the king of magicians." Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

The Flints

The Flints

Caption: Mr. Herbert L. Flint. Created by Allied Printing, Cedar Rapids. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Forms... More

The Flints

The Flints

Caption: Mr. Herbert L. Flint. Created by Allied Printing, Cedar Rapids. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Forms... More

Hooligan assists the magician /

Hooligan assists the magician /

From Edison films catalog: This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he r... More

Return engagement of Hardeen, king of handcuffs the biggest vaudeville attraction in America.

Return engagement of Hardeen, king of handcuffs the biggest vaudeville...

At head of title: B.F. Keith's, Lowell's leading theatre, week starting Mon. Mar. 9. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Con... More

Easter / Frank A. Nankivell.

Easter / Frank A. Nankivell.

Special Easter edition cover, in a very art nouveau style, shows a woman performing a magic trick by making Easter eggs and other prizes flow from a piece of paper rolled up like a cone; also a young girl with ... More

Alexander the man who knows

Alexander the man who knows

At head of title: Pantages, Minneapolis; week com. Sun. Mar. 30. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Forms part of... More

Houdini
Home again in the big tent theatre the triumphant American tour of the supreme master of magic - George ....

Home again in the big tent theatre the triumphant American tour of the...

"A paradise for children, a revelation for adults." Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Forrest & Company man of many mysteries.

Forrest & Company man of many mysteries.

Created by "The Donaldson Litho. Co., Newport, KY." No. 5785. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Houdini

Houdini

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... More

The clown and the alchemist /

The clown and the alchemist /

"Although we are led to believe that the ancient alchemists were all powerful, this picture somewhat reverses the order of things. The clown plays some wonderful pranks on the old professor. He appears and disa... More

Phllips Climation, successor to The Great Dayton Show

Phllips Climation, successor to The Great Dayton Show

Created by "The D.L. Co." No. 1937. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Vaudvilles and other things by Bunny

Vaudvilles and other things by Bunny

Photograph showing a magician and rabbit in a hat. Title from item. Forms part of the Artist poster filing series (Library of Congress) Promotional goal: U.S. D41.190- Gift; Alice and Leslie Schreyer. 1982.

Special starring record engagement of the world's famous jail breaker, Houdini the only and original handcuff king.

Special starring record engagement of the world's famous jail breaker,...

"Wm. E. Berry, Printer, & c., 44, Vicar Lane, Bradford." At head of title: Palace Theatre, Halifax; twice nightly at 7 & 9; Monday, Nov. 16th, 1903, and during the week. Managing director, Mr. Frank MacNaghten;... More

La poule phénomène /

La poule phénomène /

A magician produces a chicken from an immense egg, and then six chicks from eggs laid by that chicken. The chicken is wrapped in paper and put into a pot. The chicks go back into their eggs, which are broken in... More

Hardeen challenged! ... Hardeen accepts challenge, Friday, Jan. 17, '05

Hardeen challenged! ... Hardeen accepts challenge, Friday, Jan. 17, '0...

At head of title: The Palace Theatre, Bath. Created by "Harding & Curtis Ltd., Printers, Somerset Hall, Bath." Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster ... More

Liliputian dance /

Liliputian dance /

A basket of flowers appears and moves by itself to the middle of a decorative arch. From the basket, a woman magician appears. From a cylinder, the magician conjures a series of tiny dancers and acrobats who pe... More

Extraordinary and expensive engagement of Hardeen the king of handcuff kings and jail breakers.

Extraordinary and expensive engagement of Hardeen the king of handcuff...

At head of title: Grand Opera House, Radcliffe, Monday, May 21, 1906 and during the week." Created by "Ellis & Sons Printers, Market Place, Chorley." Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Divis... More

The great Kara, the mystery man from India and his $50,000 production of Oriental-splendor supported by a company of select entertainers.

The great Kara, the mystery man from India and his $50,000 production ...

"Presenting "A night in the Orient" : songs and dances of the Far East ...." At head of title: Ohio Theatre, 2 weeks starting Sun., Aug. 19." Created by "Scott's Printery, Marion, Indiana." Transferred from; LC... More

The golden beetle /

The golden beetle /

A magician catches a bug, which he throws into a brazier he has conjured up. From the brazier emerges a woman with shimmering wings. The brazier disappears and is replaced by a water fountain. The winged woman ... More

Special attaction Hardeen the handcuff king.

Special attaction Hardeen the handcuff king.

At head of title: Klaw & Erlanger's Advanced Vaudeville, Teck, New Year's week, matinee daily, 2:30 p.m. : last of the big vaudeville bills. Featuring Trixie Friganza and Maidie Scott. Transferred from; LC Rare... More

Houdini
Billy Gibson, H.Y. Steffen, Theo. Hardeen, Leonard Hicks, Willie Ritchie, Emil Thiry

Billy Gibson, H.Y. Steffen, Theo. Hardeen, Leonard Hicks, Willie Ritch...

Photo shows Willie Richie (born Gerhardt Anthony Steffen) who was the world lightweight boxing champion from 1912 to 1914. In 1914 he sailed to London to face British lightweight champion Freddie Welsh. Also in... More

Billy Gibson, H.Y. Steffen, Theo. Hardeen, Leonard Hicks, Willie Ritchie, Emil Thiry

Billy Gibson, H.Y. Steffen, Theo. Hardeen, Leonard Hicks, Willie Ritch...

Photo shows Willie Richie (born Gerhardt Anthony Steffen) who was the world lightweight boxing champion from 1912 to 1914. In 1914 he sailed to London to face British lightweight champion Freddie Welsh. Also in... More

Houdini

Houdini

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... More

[Three scenes of Harry Houdini as aviator; close-up in Voisin biplane cockpit (1910?); ascending in biplane; flying low]

[Three scenes of Harry Houdini as aviator; close-up in Voisin biplane ...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item, with subsequent revisions. "9383 A.S." Ernest L. Jones Collection.

[Crate containing Harry Houdini, being lowered from ship into water] / Dietz, N.Y.

[Crate containing Harry Houdini, being lowered from ship into water] /...

J194551 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Houdini.

Theodore Roosevelt and Houdini, S.S. Imperator

Theodore Roosevelt and Houdini, S.S. Imperator

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt and Houdini, full-length portrait, both standing, aboard the Imperator. Title from item. Hand written on verso: Bequest Edward Saint, June 20, 1943.

Jos. F. Rinn

Jos. F. Rinn

Photograph shows Joseph Francis Rinn (1868-1962) who was an American magician. He was a known skeptic of psychic phenomena; devoted to debunking spiritualism and exposing fraudulent psychic displays. (Source: F... More

Houdini, 1916

Houdini, 1916

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available ... More

Houdini, 1916

Houdini, 1916

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available ... More

Houdini, 1916

Houdini, 1916

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available ... More