We had these magnets made for us by a clever artist right here in the USA!
Looking for a unique magical gift or stocking stuffer?Or maybe a little something to dress up your magic shelf or refrigerator?These magnets definitely say MAGIC!
Using little snippets from famous magic posters, we created some really eyecatching magical designs!
SOLD INDIVIDUALLY - many designs to choose from!
AlexanderClaude Alexander Conlin (June 30, 1880 – August 5, 1954), also known as Alexander, C. Alexander, Alexander the Crystal Seer, and Alexander the Man Who Knows, was an American spiritual author and vaudeville magician who specialized in mentalism and psychic reading acts, dressed in Oriental style robes and a feathered turban. He often used a crystal ball as a prop. In addition to performing, he also worked privately for clients, giving readings and earning MILLIONS of dollars doing so. Rather a vain man, Alexander poured a great deal of money into producing some striking magic posters, the innovative designs still holding up today. Alexander's posters are often seen as set design in modern movies.
BarnardoGeorge Barnardo Eagle (1806-1858) was an English magician billed as "The Royal Wizard of the South". Also toured as Barnardo and Na Barno. Rival and imitator of John Henry Anderson, he published Barnardo's Handbook of Magic in 1846. A copy of a Barnardo Eagle playbill can be seen on page 63 of Magic: A Pictorial History of Conjurers in the Theater. Father of magicienne and psychic entertainer Georgiana Eagle.
Beat the DevilPlaying cards with the Devil and beating him at his own game is a theme that was used by several famous magicians, including Carter the Great, Herrmann and Goldin.This particular image is from a poster used by Alexander Fredrik. Fredrik (April 23, 1878 - August 1923) was an early 1900s illusionist who performed on the Lyceum circuit as "Fredrik the Great". Around l913, he went bankrupt and was forced to release his stage name to a printing company that still had a large stock of his unpaid-for posters in storage. The printing company sold the posters to both Willard the Wizard and Harry Boughton (Harry Blackstone Sr.) early in their carreers, and both performed under the Fredrik the Great name for a short while- probably just long enough to use up the posters!
CirceThis is a poster from 1907, featuring a female magician and the title "Circe the Sorceress". This is a very unusual image, as female magicians working on their own were very, very rare.
Fra DiavoloThis is a poster from 1903, featuring a bearded magician learning the Devil's secrets. "Fra Diavolo" means "the Devil's Brother". Though it is not known exactly who this magician was, he must have had some money to invest in posters, as this poster was printed by Friedlander, one of the foremost high quality poster printing companies of the day.
Houdini BarrelThis is a poster from 1905, one of dozens of Houdini posters printed throughout his lifetime.The Barrel Mystery was an early attempt at creating a sensational escape illusion. The original poster states: "Harry Houdini - The Jail Breaker introducing his latest & greatest Prison Cell & Barrel Mystery- Houdini is strapped and locked in a barrel, placed in a police cell which is also locked and in less than 2 seconds changes places". The image shows Houdini being placed into a locked barrel by imps and then rising as spirit from the barrel.
Kellar BookIn his time, Kellar was by far the most famous stage magician, and was known as the Dean of American Magicians. His many posters are known for their incredible beauty and attention to details. Kellar often favored the images of imps whispering their supernatural secrets to him, as in this poster.
Magie NoireFrench for "Black Magic", the idea of obtaining magical powers through supernatural means was a very popular theme in 19th and 20th century magic posters.
OuijaThe familiar layout of the Ouija board!
Sorcar DevilProtul Chandra Sorcar (23 February 1913 – 6 January 1971) was India's most famous 20th century stage magician. He was known for his colorful and graphically intersting posters, as well as for being the father of P.C. Sorcar Jr.
Stock ImpsThis is from a "stock" poster, meaning a poster that had no name printed on it, so it could be used by any magician who needed a nice poster.Many magicians took advantage of the great cost savings in buying general posters like this one, and just writing their names across the top, along with the time and place of the performance they were advertising. Stock posters varied widely in theme- some were dark and bizarre, but most were colorful and fun. This particular poster uses the popular theme of imps whispering their secrets to the magician.
Thorn DreamlandAustrian magician Chevalier Ernest Thorn (1855-1928) billed his act as being a combination of a variety of feats including levitation, conversing with the spirits, and duplicating spiritualistic feats by the well-known Davenport Brothers. He was most renowned for his “Dreamland” show, which included many effects invented by Thorn himself.
ThurstonHoward Thurston (July 20, 1869 – April 13, 1936) was one of the greatest American stage magicians of the 20th century. From his partnership with Harry Kellar, to his incredibly huge illusion show (it was so large that it needed eight train cars to transport), to his signature illusions (She Floats, Iasia, All Out of a Hat, East Indian Rope Trick), Thurston is one of the most fascinating personalities magic has ever known. Well worth reading a biography or two! By the way, for those of us old enough to know who Imogene Coca was, the woman shown on Thurston's She Floats poster is Imogene Coca's mother!
Magnet is about 1.5" in diameter (a bit larger than a U.S. half dollar coin)
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