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Description: Harry Houdini, born Erik Weisz in Hungary and raised as Erich Weiss in Appleton, Wisconsin, preparing to do one of his famous escapes, this time from a sub...
Date: date unknown
Description: Professional magician Dick DeYoung of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on a stage with three other people. DeYoung had over five decades of experience as a club and s...
Description: Fletcher Mills doing a card trick for three children, with a clown looking on, at the Madison Shriners yule party at the Washington Orthopedic School, 545...
Description: Dr. Morton Greene, a graduate psychologist, performing his hypnotism act.
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...
Date: 1930 ca.
Description: Magician Ben Bergor of Madison with the stage equipment he used for his performances.
Description: This map is ink and watercolor on cardboard and shows Native American legends and villages pictorially. Trails are also shown.
Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Description: Magician Ben Bergor of Madison performing a trick on stage. With him are his wife, who performed as Madame Alva, and an assistant.
Date: 1971-04 ca.
Description: Poster featuring a skeleton on horseback, carrying a banner that reads, "Apocalypse". A skyline of Madison appears beneath, on fire, with the phrase "Heral...
Description: View from window looking down at the escape act of Madison magician Ben Bergor. He is beginning to make the escape from the straightjacket while the crowd...
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: Formal publicity portrait of magician Ben Bergor of Madison performing one of his sleight of hand tricks with lighted cigarettes. Bergor was billed as the...
Description: Cover of a Swedish advertising catalog for William Deering and Company farm machinery. Features an illustration of a wizard(?) surrounded by male and femal...
Description: Doc Mann of Beloit, Wisconsin, who performed novelty entertainment and "top hat magic" as Mandu the magician.
Description: Republican Assemblyman Ray Bice of LaCrosse performs a magic trick on Democratic Assemblywoman Ruth Doyle of Madison at a cheese party for lawmakers, legis...
Description: Magician Jack Hurlbut, right, pulls a skunk out of a hat in front of Charles Copp, master of ceremonies at the Shorewood Community League's "Shindig" party...
Description: Dr. Earl Lockman, a well-known escape artist, and his handcuff collection.
Description: Advertising poster for a performance by Madison magician Ben Bergor.
Description: Escape artist Harry Houdini being tortured by cannibals in the silent film "Terror Island." Like the other films in which Houdini stared, the plot was desi...
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