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[Harry Houdini, King of Cards]
John Currie - Mauretania

John Currie - Mauretania

This photograph is taken in Canada Dock in Liverpool, 1909. The gentleman in uniform is “Mauretania’s” first Chief Engineer, John Currie. ..RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside... more

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)

Magic Bowl and an Ostrakon
The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern

Anne Claude Philippe de Tubières, comte de Caylus (French, Paris 1692–1765 Paris)

The Magic Lantern
Two New Slides for the State Magic Lantern

Two New Slides for the State Magic Lantern

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

A Magic Lantern

A Magic Lantern

Henri Merke (Swiss, Niederweningen, canton Zürich ca. 1760–after 1820)

Holder for Magic Straws
Holder for Magic Straws
Experiments at Dover or Master Charley's Magic Lanthorn

Experiments at Dover or Master Charley's Magic Lanthorn

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern

Auguste Edouart (French, 1789–1861)

[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

Eglinton Tournament Magic Lantern Slide
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)

Magic Tower, on the Union Point Trail.
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

Magic Tower, on the Union Point Trail.
Magic Tower, on the Union Point Trail.
Drawing of Improvement in Magic Lanterns
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

Magic Tower, Yosemite

Magic Tower, Yosemite

Attributed to Carleton E. Watkins (American, 1829–1916)

[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! 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)

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.

Summoning the spirits
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
Bgwjjilligkkk!!

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

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.

The Magic City, Columbian Exposition.
The Magic City, Columbian Exposition.
The Magic City, Columbian Exposition.
Magic pictures in the grate
Magic pictures in the grate
Magic pictures in the grate
Magic pictures in the grate
Magic pictures in the grate
Magic pictures in the grate
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)

Magic pictures in the grate
[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

[The  Houdinis perform Metamorphosis]
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert L. Flint
Love! Love!
Love! Love!
Love! Love!
Love! Love!
Love! Love!
Love! Love!
Love! Love!
Love! Love!
Love! Love!
Love! Love!
Love! Love!
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

The Sweet Magic of Smoke, Life Cartoons
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.

[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

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

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

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

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

Kellar's wonders
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.

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

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

Kellar's wonders
Kellar's wonders
Kellar's wonders
Barnum the hypnotist

Barnum the hypnotist

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.

Emmy Destinn in "Magic Flute"
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)

My magic mandolin
My magic mandolin
My magic mandolin
My magic mandolin
My magic mandolin
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

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

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.