Rudi Schneider, aged 14
Rudi Schneider, aged 14. Rudi Schneider (27 July 1908 - 1957), son of Josef Schneider and brother of Willi Schneider, was an Austrian spiritualist and Physical Medium. His career was covered extensively by the journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, and he took part in a number of notable experiments conducted by paranormal researchers/debunkers, including Harry Price, Albert von Schrenck-Notzing and Eric J. Dingwall. Some of which declared him to be a fraud, and others of which were unable to find evidence of trickery. HPG/1/6/1/ (iii"
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Printed cotton handkerchief, ?The New Broad Sword Exercise?
Printed cotton handkerchief, ?The New Broad Sword Exercise?, published by William Hanson and Sons, Manchester, inscribed at bottom left ?WH 1798?, 1798. White with black and red printing; centrally, an oval vignette depicting mounted Yeomanry in mock combat. The central vignette is surmounted by a face marked with six lines, inscribed ?the Six Cuts?; the handkerchief is printed with three columns of inscribed instructions in sword play; with, at the edge, 14 vignettes depicting various elements of mounted and dismounted sword play; the whole within a border of cannons, arrowheads and laurel sprays. Date: 1798
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Original accessories designed by Gordon Conway
Original accessories designed by the American costume designer, Gordon Conway. The shoe is trimmed with satin and has brocade to match the bag; the clasps of the bag are of diamonds and platinum, with a lipstick case at the top. The necklace is of cut crystal and onyx, as is the barette. The gloves are of velvet and soft suede and the wrist handkerchief is of two shades of chiffon. Date: 1930
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