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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)

Yūjo chōkarō

Yūjo chōkarō

Print shows a courtesan portraying the Chinese sage Zhang Guo Lao Chōkarō releasing his magic horse from a small gourd. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specia... 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

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)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Created by "The Otis Lithograph Co., Cleveland, O." No. 0-2319. Similar smaller version of poster: POS - MAG - .T48, no. 17a (C size). Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Form... More

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

Mysterious Mahendra master of the human mind.

Mysterious Mahendra master of the human mind.

At head of title: Grand Theatre, Bemidji. Minn., 3 days starting Mon. Sept. 10. Created by Herald Poster Co., Collinsville, Ill. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part... More

Marajah peer of mystic seers : he sees, knows, tells all.

Marajah peer of mystic seers : he sees, knows, tells all.

At head of title: Auditorium Theatre, Stillwater, Minn., 1 week starting Sunday, Sept. 25. Created by the Essanel Press, Milwaukee. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms p... 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

A night in the Orient the pioneer mentalist Newmann the Great and his marvelous show of wonders.

A night in the Orient the pioneer mentalist Newmann the Great and his ...

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.

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

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

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

["The  conjurer's magazine" title page and frontispiece with illustration of magician]

["The conjurer's magazine" title page and frontispiece with illustrat...

Houdini believed "The conjuror's magazine" to be the first English-language work published in the serial literature of magic. Within its volumes appeared articles concerning alchemy, astrology, legerdemain and... More

Mémoires : récréatifs, scientifiques et anecdotiques

Mémoires : récréatifs, scientifiques et anecdotiques

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Wrapper of v. 2 dated 1834.

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)

Kar-mi performing the most startling mystery of all India

Kar-mi performing the most startling mystery of all India

"Copyright by Joseph B. Hallworth." Created by "The National Ptg. & Eng., New York, Chicago, St. Louis." No. 06437. 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 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

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)

Advertisement for Conjurers' Monthly Magazine

Advertisement for Conjurers' Monthly Magazine

Undated advertisement for Conjuror's Monthly Magazine hails the magazine as "Houdini's Newspaper," and identifies Harry Houdini as its editor. From the collections of the Rare Book and Special Collections Divis... More

Houdini jumps from Harvard Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts John H. Thurston, stereopticons

Houdini jumps from Harvard Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts John H. Thurs...

Photograph shows Houdini standing by the side of the Charles River wearing chains and handcuffs. Title devised by Library staff. Master of the "Impossible Possible," Houdini performs one of his stunning manacle... More

Mémoires : récréatifs, scientifiques et anecdotiques

Mémoires : récréatifs, scientifiques et anecdotiques

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Wrapper of v. 2 dated 1834.

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

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)

Kar-mi performing the most startling mystery of all India

Kar-mi performing the most startling mystery of all India

"Copyright by Joseph B. Hallworth." Created by "The National Ptg. & Eng., New York, Chicago, St. Louis." No. 06437. 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)

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