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vintage magician poster, c. 1892 Magician pulling roses out of top hat surrounded by supernatural beings.

Often, the illusions advertised were nearly impossible feats and the questions asked were unanswerable

Vintage posters shows how magicians advertised dark arts 100 years ago

Charles Joseph Carter (June 1874 – February was an American stage…

CYRIL YETTMAH. THE HOKEY POKEY MAN AND AN INSANE HAWKER OF FISH BY CONNIE DURAND. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE.

Who's Who In Magic. Biographies of famous magicians - names beginning with Y

Wallace the Magician: featuring his cape full of rabbits and tiny people

Lot: Wallace the Magician,, Lot Number: Starting Bid: Auctioneer: Bloomsbury Auctions, Auction: Bibliophile Sale, Date: April 2008 UTC

femmedandy        I have such deep, deep love for this aesthetic, and all it is referencing.   It reminds me of my tremulous desire to be a dapper Robert Smith.  And dear god something in me just loves the pairing of asskicking boots with an otherwise perfectly appointed outfit.

"Le Kid à New York" : Shalom Harlow photographed by Max Vadukul for Vogue Paris, October 1993

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