10 incredible magic posters

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2016-04-19 13:11:53

 The golden age of magic produced some incredible posters. Here are 10 of the most exciting. 

10. Servias Le Roy

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Belgian magician Servais Le Roy invented the Asrah Levitation - Image: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

9. Dr Walford Bodie

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Bodie pioneered a shocking onstage act - Image: Martinka 

8. Thurston’s Mantle of Magic

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Howard Thurston took over Harry Kellar's stage show in 1908 - Image:

7. Thurston’s The Great Magician

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Thurston became one of the most succesful magicians of his era - Image: Guernsey's

6. Wood’s Great Sensation

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Another poster for a levitation illusion, this time by Will Wood - Image: Potter & Potter 

5. Chung Ling Soo

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As was often the case during magic's golden era, Chung Ling Soo was actually a white man from rural New York - Image: Guernsey's

4. Eric Jan Hanussen

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Erik Jan Hanussen was an Austrian clairvoyant - Image: Swann Auction Galleries 

3. Fu Manchu

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Another "Chinese" performer who was actually white and from New York - Image: Potter & Potter 

2. Charles Andress 

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              Charles Andress was a ventrloquist and puppeteer - Image: Potter & Potter 

1. Carter the Great

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When Charles Joseph Carter retired he opened a magic shop, keeping his pet lion in the back - Image: Mosby & Co Auctions 

 

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