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Description: Letterhead of Ring 31 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, with the seal of the IBM and a cartoon by Wayne D. Peterson (?) of Ben Bergor with a r...
Date: date unknown
Description: Outdoor portrait of Madison magician Ben Bergor, who performed as Bennie Golden Berger during the early years of his career. He billed himself as the faste...
Date: 1929 ca.
Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Werner "Dorny" Dornfeld, a Chicago area magician who was a leader in several national organizations of magicians. The "Be...
Description: Letterhead of Ring 31 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, with the seal of the IBM and its name as segments of a scrolling banner.
Date: 1940 ca.
Description: Madison magician Ben Bergor, standing in the trunk, and his wife, Alvira, standing nearby, getting ready to perform an amazing escape act. The act had Berg...
Description: Dr. Morton Greene, a graduate psychologist, performing his hypnotism act.
Description: Harry Houdini, world famous escape artist who spent his boyhood in Appleton, Wisconsin, sitting in a chair wrapped in chains in a scene from the silent fil...
Description: Advertising brochure for Dell O'Dell, one of a few professional female magicians.
Date: 1950 ca.
Description: Front of flyer announcing an International Harvester free family party for friends and customers. "No selling"
Description: Harry Houdini in chains and ropes. He is tied to a wheel on a locomotive.
Description: View from street of Madison magician Ben Bergor being raised feet first (upside down) and in a straightjacket to perform an escape act outside a LaCrosse,...
Description: Harry Houdini in a scene from the silent motion picture, "The Grim Game."
Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Date: 1919 ca.
Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini.
Description: Magician Eddie Tullock (1919-2007) performing at a restaurant. Minnesota-born Tullock was the originator of "trade show magic," the concept of presenting a...
Description: A production still from the 1927 film "The Show." Cock Robin (John Gilbert) is on a small stage with a woman floating on her side next to him. Another man...
Date: 1941 ca.
Description: The Houdini Award, an album, presented to Madison magician Ben Bergor by the Houdini Club of Wisconsin. Because Bergor won the award three years in success...
Description: Magician Ben Bergor of Madison performing a trick on stage. With him are his wife, who performed as Madame Alva, and an assistant.
Description: Ben Bergor, a Madison magician, receiving the Houdini Award from the widow of Harry Houdini. Behind him is the trunk from which Bergor had escaped, and fou...
Description: Flyer for a family party at the high school auditorium in Columbus, Montana, sponsored by the Nystul Lumber & Imp. Co., an International Harvester dealer....
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