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[Harry Houdini, King of Cards]
Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

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, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

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)

Allegorical diagrams representing 2d Degree of Rosicrucians: Teppich

Allegorical diagrams representing 2d Degree of Rosicrucians: Teppich

Illus. in: Gravf von Lohrbach, Die Theoretischen ... Zweite Stuffeder Rosen Kreutzer ... [Regensburg, 1785], oppos. pp. 4 and 5. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4401 C. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[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)

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

Summoning the spirits
Summoning the spirits

Summoning the spirits

Includes cutout prints of three heads. No accession number. This catalog record contains preliminary or unverified data from a project done in BRS software, ca. 1985. mm / 860221.

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)

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

Magic, Cup defender
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.

Bgwjjilligkkk!!. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Bgwjjilligkkk!!. Book illustration from Library of Congress

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

[Magician pulling roses out of top hat surrounded by supernatural beings]
Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

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 and his perplexing cabinet mysteries
Kellar and his perplexing cabinet mysteries
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert L. Flint
[The  Houdinis perform Metamorphosis]
[The  Houdinis perform Metamorphosis]
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert L. Flint annual tour

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert L. Flint annual tour

Created by "National Pr. & [Eng. Co.], Chicago." No. 1602. Small piece of poster missing. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library o... 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

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

[Zan Zig performing in four magic vignettes]
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.

[Beatrice and Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, seated, facing front]
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

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.

Barnum the hypnotist, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Barnum the hypnotist, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 18...

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

Kellar's wonders
Prof. Theodore Pull, the great German hypnotist and mind reader

Prof. Theodore Pull, the great German hypnotist and mind reader

Created by "Winterburn Show Printing Co., Chicago." F.G. Lawrence, manager. Upper left corner missing. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collecti... More

Newmann the great, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Newmann the great, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 ...

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.

Newmann's Famous Road Show

Newmann's Famous Road Show

"3 shows in 1: big time vaudeville, feature talkies, variety stage show." At head of title: Wait for the real show! stars of stage and screen, two solid hours of hilarious fun. Created by the Liberty Poster Co.... 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

Kellar's wonders
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's Road Show, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Newmann's Road Show, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 187...

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.

Houdini
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

Kellar's wonders
Kellar's wonders
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

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)

Emmy Destinn in "Magic Flute"
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)

[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

The wheel that can't be stopped; - it's human nature / Ehrhart.

The wheel that can't be stopped; - it's human nature / Ehrhart.

Illustration shows a large red devil turning the crank of a large wheel decorated with scenes of gambling and with male and female figures labeled "Reformers," "Citizen's Committee," "Women's League," and "Salv... More

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

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

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.
A magic region radiating from Festival Hall, World's Fair, St. Louis, dotted with the most magnificent assemblage of memorials the world has ever seen
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

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

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

Grace Hospital, Detroit, Mich

Grace Hospital, Detroit, Mich

Negative cracked across center. "G 3909" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 019535. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

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

[Houdini and the circus]
[Harry Houdini performs the great milk can escape]
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

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

[The  Weed Chain Tire Grip Company, New York City, challenges Mr. Harry Houdini]
Thurston the great magician
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

[Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, standing, and Harry Kellar, seated]
[Houdini and the water torture cell]
[The  world-famous self-liberator Houdini will escape from the water torture cell, Cardiff, Wales]
[Houdini versus products of the Weed Chain Tire Grip Company]
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

The magic melody
Master mystifier, Houdini the greatest necromancer of the age - perhaps of all times--The literary digest.
Thurston, world's famous magician the wonder show of the earth.

Thurston, world's famous magician the wonder show of the earth.

Created by "The Otis Lithograph Co., Cleveland, O." No. 0-2322. Similar larger version of poster: POS - MAG - .T48, no. 17 (C size). Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms ... More

[Houdini, "the genius of escape," on the Orpheum Circuit]
The marvel of the world ... in person, Thurston presents mysteries of India
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

Newmann's Famous Road Show

Newmann's Famous Road Show

"Printed in U.S.A. by Donaldson Litho. Co., Newport, Ky." No. 5862. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Forms part... 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 pioneer mentalist." Slightly smaller version of poster: POS - MAG - .N49, no. 3a (C size). Transferr... More

Cremalda window at Palais Royal store. Magic masque display II
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

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. At head of title: The wonder show of the age. Created by "The Liberty Poster Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota." Lower ri... More

In person the eminent psychologist, Dr. C.A. George Newmann presenting America's most unusual entertainment miracles of the mind ....

In person the eminent psychologist, Dr. C.A. George Newmann presenting...

Created by "The Linol-Litho Color Press - 417 Hennepin Ave. - Minneapolis 1, Minn." Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Cong... More

Cremalda window at Palais Royal store. Magic masque display I
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

Iraq. (Mesopotamia). Baghdad. Views, street scenes, and types. "Abu-Khazama" gun of magic fame. Outside the citadel
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

Mel Roy on the stage mid-nite, spook party talking skulls, spirit slate writing, spirit table raising, ghosts from the dead.

Mel Roy on the stage mid-nite, spook party talking skulls, spirit slat...

"Warning! This is a "scare" show. Not recommended for children under 12." At head of title: Oriel Theatre, Glencoe, Tues., May 14, 1 midnite show, only 11:15 p.m." Created by "Triangle Poster & Printing Co., Ch... More

Modeltown, F.H.A. Exhibit, seen by over one million visitors, America's Exposition, San Diego, 1935, modernization magic

Modeltown, F.H.A. Exhibit, seen by over one million visitors, America'...

J 17570 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; William Clarence Lloyd; September 30, 1935.

Amateur magicians contest, Roosevelt Playground Tricks, novel entertainment, jugglers, shadowgraphy, mimics, etc. : All boys and girls are eligible : Register at your playground now.

Amateur magicians contest, Roosevelt Playground Tricks, novel entertai...

Poster announcing contest for amateur magicians at Roosevelt Playground, conducted by the Parks magic man, showing stylized magician performing trick with a rabbit, and a boy. Date stamped on verso: Sep 12 1936... More

Juilliard School of Music, 130 Claremont Ave., New York City. Magic Flute X
Juilliard School of Music, 130 Claremont Ave., New York City. Magic Flute X
Juilliard School of Music, 130 Claremont Ave., New York City. Magic Flute VI
Juilliard School of Music, 130 Claremont Ave., New York City. Magic Flute II
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