Magic scrapbooks and posters

Collection Data

Description
The Magic scrapbooks collection contains a significant amount of articles, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, photographs and posters pertaining to magicians, mentalists, conjurers and escape artists from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries, particularly during the Golden Age of Magic.
Names
New York Public Library (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1851 - 1936
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-Mss 2011-31
Topics
Dunninger, Joseph, 1892-1975
Hardeen, 1876-1945
Herrmann, Adelaide, 1853-1932
Herrmann, Alexander, 1843-1896
Herrmann, Carl, 1816-1887
Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926
Kellar, Harry, 1849-1922
Thurston, Howard, 1869-1936
Zancig, Agnes
Zancig, Julius
Martinka & Co
Magic
Magic paraphernalia
Magic tricks
Magic wands
occultists
Magicians
Genres
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Posters
Ephemera
Scrapbooks
Notes
Content: This collection contains a significant amount of articles, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, photographs, and posters pertaining to magicians, mentalists, conjurers and escape artists from the 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Albini, Brush, Dunninger, Germain the Wizard, Haldeen, Hardeen, Houdini, the Hermanns, Kellar,Laurant, Martinka & Co., Rouclere, Thurston and the Zancigs, among others.
Content: Conservation and digitization of the posters was made possible through a generous gift from Kathryn and Alan C. Greenberg.
Physical Description
Extent: 2.7 linear feet (16 volumes and 5 oversized folders)
Type of Resource
Still image
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18891415
MSS Unit ID: 22051
Archives collections id: archives_collections_22051
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0a16a740-4845-0139-8194-0242ac110004
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