Richard Potter

Posted by Peter Monticup on 2/8/2021 to Magic History 101


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RICHARD POTTER
Richard Potter was the Emperor of Conjurers.
He was the the first American-born professional magician.
More people saw his show in the early 1800s than any other performer.
He was the first black American celebrity.
And his story is truly amazing.

Rather than rehash what has already been eloquently written elsewhere, please take a look at these two excellent articles on Richard Potter:

America’s First Magician Will Reappear In 2018

The Magical World Of Richard Potter

Extraordinary!

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Date 2/9/2021
Mr. G.
Thanks Peter!

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