Old Magicians' Magazines

This past weekend, we found a huge pile of old magazines for professional magicians at a local used book store. They are all from the 1930s and 1940s. The covers on these things are fascinating, so we had to share some of them with you. 1947 Conjuror's magazine cover The Hungry Clown? What's that? The Hungry Clown Poor Hank. There are also some great advertisements in these magic magazines: magic ads Including an ad for your very own super zombie? super zombie ad Some people get an angel and a devil. Kellar gets two devils. 1929 Sphinx cover Poor Kellar. Still, he's better off than Hank. ::shudder:: I love the drawing on this cover: 1934 Sphinx cover: bullet catching trick This is the standard cover for older Sphinx magazines: 1933 Sphinx cover This merely looks... uncomfortable: 1946 Sphinx cover I'm wondering if there is anything in here about building automata. That would be useful.

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