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William R. Holmes, as a Magician

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DESCRIPTION

William R. Holmes, member of the Menomonie High School class of 1905, depicted as a professional magician in front of a painted backdrop. Pictured with a magic wand that resembles the leg of a chair, causing an assistant to disappear. Part of a yearbook created by classmate Albert Hansen, based on a class prophecy theme.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 54765

Creation Date: 1905 

Creator Name: Hansen, Albert

City: Menomonie

County: Dunn

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Hansen, Albert, 1886-1979 : Papers, 1899-1980

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: M82-255

Original Dimensions: 7 x 5 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Page 20 of 70. Prophecy on page 19 reads, "Mr. Holmes has chosen a life of deception. His large amount of knowledge gives him insight in to the mysteries of life and he is now making practical application of his art by following the somewhat doubtful calling of a professional magician. His great specialty is in making farmers believe that mush and milk is an appetizer for their stock and that corn can hear on account of its ears and that potatoes can see on account of their eyes."

SUBJECTS

Arts

Clothing and dress

Dwellings

Education

Furniture

Indoor photography

Magic

Men

Murals

Painting

Performing arts

Persons

Portrait photography

Religion

Students

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