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Performing Arts Poster : “Thurston the Great Magician: The Wonder Show of the Universe” (1915)

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A promotional poster for Howard Thurston, who conversed with mummies and conjured spirits for audiences swept up in the rising tide of the Spiritualist movement. One of the most popular magicians of his day, he performed many of the classic tricks one associates with stage magic. He made cards rise unassisted from their decks, sawed women in half, levitated his assistants and pulled rabbits from audience members’ coats. Much of how we envision a traditional magic act is owed to Howard Thurston and his traveling show.

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