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Topic: magic

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[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

Political Quixotism shewing the consequences of sleeping in patent magic spectacles The diplomatic Hercules, attacking the poitical hydra / / from a very big picter in the Jinerals Bed-Room, draw'd off from Nater by Zek Downing, Historical Painter to Uncle Jack & Jineral Jackson.

Political Quixotism shewing the consequences of sleeping in patent mag...

Print shows President Jackson, sword in hand, during a nightmare, fighting a hydra with many fierce heads labeled "U.S. Bank", "Deposits", "Bribery", "Pensions", "[...] of the People", and "Corruption of the [.... more

Professor Cummings, the celebrated magician, vocalist, and comedian!!

Professor Cummings, the celebrated magician, vocalist, and comedian!!

"Piece-work!! Piece-work! Magic! ... Mystic arts! ... Dancing babies!" Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

De toovenaar, nieuw vermakelijk kinderspel te Amsterdam, bij de Erve Wijsmuller

De toovenaar, nieuw vermakelijk kinderspel te Amsterdam, bij de Erve W...

Print shows a gameboard of 62 numbered tiles or steps that spiral within an oval and end at a scene labeled "63" showing a sorcerer with wand raised in right hand, standing in a forest, before a table on which ... more

Idas Mazurka composed by Louis Hazelmayer, professor of music and magic

Idas Mazurka composed by Louis Hazelmayer, professor of music and magi...

Hazelmayer is playing "Stylocarfe" (marimba). LOT subdivision subject: Music and Musical Instruments. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by L. Haselmeyer. Lithograph b... more

[Two mythological Buddhist or Hindu figures, one holding a captive and showing him an image in a magic mirror of a man falling off a boat during a fight]

[Two mythological Buddhist or Hindu figures, one holding a captive and...

Title devised by Library staff. Unsigned, possibly by Kano, 1878. From the "Religion" series. Gift; Mrs. David Murray; 1909. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (... more

Coming! Aitken & Watson Mesmeric Co. will commence a series of entertainments in mesmerism! to be held in G.A.R. Hall, Attleboro, Mass. on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings, April 28 & 29, 1885.

Coming! Aitken & Watson Mesmeric Co. will commence a series of enterta...

"The most amusing, instructive and laughable entertainment ever witnessed." Created by "What Cheer Show Print, 129 & 131 Eddy Street, between Broad & Pine, Providence, R.I." Transferred from; LC Rare Book and S... more

Sir Arthur took it up by the handle

Sir Arthur took it up by the handle

(DLC/PP-1936:0089). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / Samuel Clemens. New York : Charles L. Webster & Co., 1889, p. 47.

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Bgwjjilligkkk!!

Necromancers, bowing monks, and astonished crowd. (DLC/PP-1936:0089). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / Samuel Cl... more

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)

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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

The Fortune / / Frank A. Nankivell.  Ready to negotiate / F. Opper

The Fortune / / Frank A. Nankivell. Ready to negotiate / F. Opper

Page of verse with two illustrations: Woman reading cards and man performing magic. Illus. in: Puck, 1899, issue unknown.

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[Hypnotist directing a group of people to do unusual things: men pretending to race while seated on man suspended between two chairs  and audience "volunteering" for military duty with brooms as rifles]

[Hypnotist directing a group of people to do unusual things: men prete...

Captions: Going after the record Volunteers for Cuba. Created and "copyright, 1900, by The U.S. Printing Co, Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." No. 28. Title devised. Forms part of: Magic poster co... 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)

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

Newmann the great

Newmann the great

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.

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Newmann's Road Show

Newmann's Road Show

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.

Faust and Marguerite /

Faust and Marguerite /

From Edison films catalog: Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses... more

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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)

Jack and the beanstalk /

Jack and the beanstalk /

From Edison films catalog: A grand spectacular performance in nine scenes and one tableau, illustrating the most popular fairy story ever written.... From this very simple and popular fairy tale we have produce... more

The sweet magic of smoke

The sweet magic of smoke

Woman looking at man smoking. Halftone repro. of drawing by James Montgomery Flagg. Copyrighted by Life Publishing Co. Illus. in: City People, 1909. No ref. copy. This record contains unverified data from capti... more

Magic splendor of electric blaze - Festival Hall and fountains in Basin, World's Fair,  St. Louis,  U.S.A.

Magic splendor of electric blaze - Festival Hall and fountains in Basi...

H53794 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 54. No. 2. Title from item.

Magic splendor of electric blaze - Festival Hall and fountains in Basin, World's Fair, St. Louis, U.S.A.
Magic splendor of electric blaze - Festival Hall and fountains in Basin, St. Louis, U.S.A.

Magic splendor of electric blaze - Festival Hall and fountains in Basi...

H54140 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 54 No. 2 Title from item.

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

Watch the professor

Watch the professor

Illustration shows an oversized man labeled "Beef Trust", with skeleton face, performing a magic trick on a stage by taking "Diseased Livestock" and pushing them through a tube labeled "Packingtown" to produce ... 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

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

Siegfried and the magic fire / Keppler.

Siegfried and the magic fire / Keppler.

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt as "Siegfried" standing at the edge of a ring of fire around a female figure (Brünnhilde) labeled "Justice" in a deep sleep; among the flames are the words "Public Indiffer... more

Cheer up! cried Spring, I bring for you the spell of youth: gold- silver- blue

Cheer up! cried Spring, I bring for you the spell of youth: gold- silv...

Gift; Mrs. Peter Grant; 1940; (DLC/PP-1940:008). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "A spring spell" by Oliver Herford, Collier's 47:20 (April 8, 1911).

The magic hat / Kep.

The magic hat / Kep.

Illustration shows, at center, Samuel Gompers standing on a platform, pointing to a sign with a whip labeled "Expulsion", the sign states "To Organized Labor defend you persecuted brethren. Put up, or lose you ... more

The one Flint, the only Flint, the original Flint to-night

The one Flint, the only Flint, the original Flint to-night

Created by "The National Ptg. & Eng. Co., New York, Chicago, St. Louis." No. 1602k. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Cong... more

Thurston the great magician the wonder show of the universe.

Thurston the great magician the wonder show of the universe.

Caption: The magician's painting comes to life. Created by National Ptg. & Eng. Co., N.Y. No. 1946N2. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collectio... more

The last of the magicians, Powell dean of American magicians : the master mind of modern magic : the acme of perfect manipulation, a revelation in human dexterity : the magic of a lifetime.

The last of the magicians, Powell dean of American magicians : the mas...

Includes portraits of Powell, Kellar, Blitz, De Kolta, Houdini, Herrmann, Anderson, and Heller. Signed: "Sincerely yours, Frederick Eugene Powell, May 5th, 1928." Signed: "To my good friend, Oscar L. Leale, pas... more

The marvel of the century! Newmann and his marvelous show of wonders.

The marvel of the century! Newmann and his marvelous show of wonders.

Includes small portrait of Newmann and small half-tone images of 4 posters advertising his performances.

The mental wizard, Newmann the man who knows and his deluxe show of wonders : featuring the world famous Simla seance.

The mental wizard, Newmann the man who knows and his deluxe show of wo...

Includes small portrait of Newmann and small images of 2 posters advertising his performances.

The master mentalist, Newmann the man who knows and his marvelous show of wonders : including the science baffling Simla seance.

The master mentalist, Newmann the man who knows and his marvelous show...

Includes small portrait of Newmann and small half-tone images of 2 posters advertising his performances. At head of title: The wonder show of the century! Created by Allied Printing. Transferred from; LC Rare B... more

On the stage - in person, Hardeen, brother of Houdini handcuffs and jails will not hold him : the greatest mystery show of all times.  Mentalist supreme, Princess Yvonne, the mystery girl.

On the stage - in person, Hardeen, brother of Houdini handcuffs and ja...

At head of title: Lyric Theatre, Beckley, Wed. & Thur., Jan. 29-30." Created by "Triangle Poster Printing Co., Phila." Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic... more

Thurston, famous magician 23rd annual tour.

Thurston, famous magician 23rd annual tour.

At head of title: Fulton Opera House, com. Mond. Dec. 3, matinee, Wednesday, prices: $1.50 - $1.00 - 50 [cent] & 25 [cent]." Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of:... more