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Advert for Mr Jacobs, magician

Advert for Mr Jacobs, magician

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1885/07/16

Shelfmark: Evan.833

Item number: 833

Genre: Leaflet

Magic shows in the 19th century became very popular entertainment. Henry Evans Evanion was a well known magician, even performing for Royalty, and he would have been very interested in other magicians acts, which is perhaps why he collected this leaflet. Mr Jacobs is advertised as a ‘Prestidigitateur’, this is the French word for conjurer and with his noteworthy moustache he would have seemed very exotic.

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