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Illustrations from a Victorian book on Magic (1897)

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Selected images from a massive late 19th century tome entitled simply Magic, subtitled Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions, including Trick Photography, compiled and edited by Albert A. Hopkins. The book takes a thorough tour through the popular magic tricks and illusions of the day, including along the way many delightfully surreal diagrams and illustrations, the top pick of which we've included here - often especially great when seen out of context. Towards the end are some particularly great "decapitation" trick photographs.

Illustration from a Victorian book on Magic

Illustration from a Victorian book on Magic

Illustration from a Victorian book on Magic

Illustration from a Victorian book on Magic

Illustration from a Victorian book on Magic

Illustration from a Victorian book on Magic


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