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William R. Holmes, as a Magician

William R. Holmes, as a Magician
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Title: William R. Holmes, as a Magician
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.

Image ID: 54765
Hansen, Albert
City, State: Menomonie, Wisconsin
Hansen, Albert, 1886-1979 : Papers, 1899-1980
Genre: Photograph
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: Performing arts
Indoor photography
Portrait photography
Clothing and dress

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