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Trick Collection

Background imageTrick Collection: His Masters Breath - Satire

His Masters Breath - Satire
His Masters Breath Satirical play on the dog/gramophone logo for His Masters Voice, substituting the music player for a whiskey jar and funnel

Background imageTrick Collection: Houdini & Skyscraper

Houdini & Skyscraper
Suspended from the cornice of a New York skyscraper, he must somehow free himself of his chains and make his way to safety... will he do it ? Is this one trick too many ?

Background imageTrick Collection: Woman raising her skirts to scare off the devil

Woman raising her skirts to scare off the devil. Perretta flashing the devil. The devil of Pope-Fig Island. Le diable de Papesiguiere

Background imageTrick Collection: Tricks on Skateboard

Tricks on Skateboard
A young man performs a handstand trick on his skateboard Date: 1970s

Background imageTrick Collection: Cymbeline - title page

Cymbeline - title page - Iachimo emerges from the trunk as Imogen sleeps. 1862

Background imageTrick Collection: A Bonzo juggling act

A Bonzo juggling act
Bonzo, the cute canine created by artist George Studdy in The Sketch magazine during the 1920s, performs a marvellous trick by balancing a plate, cutlery

Background imageTrick Collection: Magician performing the cup and balls trick

Magician performing the cup and balls trick
Undated illustration, coloured, of a magician performing the cup and balls trick to a gathered audience, entitled " Tableaux de Paris: L Escamoteur, sur le boulevard

Background imageTrick Collection: Miracle Fire in Temple

Miracle Fire in Temple
When a mysterious flame bursts out in the temple of fertility goddess Bona Dea, the Vestal Virgins interpret it as a portent favorable to Cicero; but it is probably a trick

Background imageTrick Collection: The Fox and the Crow

The Fox and the Crow
The cunning fox is able to trick the crow into dropping the cheese from her beak by implying that she cannot sing

Background imageTrick Collection: Cartoon, The Confidence Trick! (Northcote and Disraeli)

Cartoon, The Confidence Trick! (Northcote and Disraeli)
Cartoon, The Confidence Trick! Stafford Northcote (Chancellor of the Exchequer) and Benjamin Disraeli (Prime Minister) ask John Bull for six million pounds to strengthen their hands at a forthcoming

Background imageTrick Collection: Kaufmann Lady Cycle Troupe

Kaufmann Lady Cycle Troupe refined trick cyclists. One bicycle in photograph with the lady cyclists wearing ruched shorts to the knee, long sleeved blouses, tights and flat shoes

Background imageTrick Collection: Dog up a Ladder

Dog up a Ladder
One of Mrs. L. Goodwins (of All Saints Avenue, Kent, England) clever German Shepherd (Alsatian) dogs, up a ladder! Date: early 1930s

Background imageTrick Collection: Scene from Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream

Scene from Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream
A scene from Shakespeares comedy, A Midsummer Nights Dream (Act II, Scene ii), in which Puck drops a love potion into the sleeping Titanias eyes

Background imageTrick Collection: Two frogs with insect on a greetings card

Two frogs with insect on a greetings card
Two frogs with an insect on a greetings card -- Happy be thy dreams. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageTrick Collection: French Street Conjuror

French Street Conjuror
A French street magician with his trestle table set up ready to perform the cup and ball trick and con some punters out of their money Date: circa 1805

Background imageTrick Collection: Hard lines on the hard court by George Studdy

Hard lines on the hard court by George Studdy
Hard lines on the hard court -- the Bonzolines dig in their search for the ball, which Bonzo is holding in his mouth. George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948), was the creator of Bonzo

Background imageTrick Collection: Maskelyne Magician Sand

Maskelyne Magician Sand
JASPER MASKELYNE English stage magician performing a " sand trick" onstage

Background imageTrick Collection: Teasing Tirpitz, or luring a U boat to Dover, Heath Robinson

Teasing Tirpitz, or luring a U boat to Dover, Heath Robinson
A battered British plane suspends a tiny toy boat on a string, fooling a German U boat into pursuing it all the way to Dover. Another mischievous war tactic dreamed up by William Heath Robinson

Background imageTrick Collection: Sri Lanka - Basket Trick - Jugglers

Sri Lanka - Basket Trick - Jugglers
Sri Lanka - Basket Trick - Conjurers (called jugglers on the card) place a woman inside a large wicker basket from whence she would (I imagine) disappear, much to everyones surprise! Date: circa 1907

Background imageTrick Collection: Magician Carl Devo

Magician Carl Devo
Undated colour illustrated poster for magician Carl Devo, featuring full length illustration of Devo surrounded by magical objects, printed by Weiners Limited, London. HPF/5B/5

Background imageTrick Collection: Penny Farthing Trick Cyclists at the Circus, c. 1888

Penny Farthing Trick Cyclists at the Circus, c. 1888
Engraving showing two acrobats performing tricks on a Penny Farthing bicycle during a circus show, c.1888

Background imageTrick Collection: Kaufmann Trick cyclist at the London Hippodrome, 1901

Kaufmann Trick cyclist at the London Hippodrome, 1901
Photograph of one of the Kaufmann troupe performing a bicycle trick at the London Hippodrome, September 1901

Background imageTrick Collection: Kaufmann Trick Cyclists at the London Hippodrome, 1901

Kaufmann Trick Cyclists at the London Hippodrome, 1901
Photograph of two of the Kaufmann troupe performing a bicycle trick at the London Hippodrome, September 1901

Background imageTrick Collection: A young fashionable man shows a girl how to

A young fashionable man shows a girl how to play with a Diabolo (Chinese yo-yo). Expertise on the Diabolo is now indispensable

Background imageTrick Collection: Christmas card with a clown on a tightrope

Christmas card with a clown on a tightrope, with the sea and rocks below. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageTrick Collection: Reynard the Fox 1572

Reynard the Fox 1572
Reynard the Fox, also known as Reynke de Vos and Reineke Fuchs, playing a trick on an unsuspecting cockerel

Background imageTrick Collection: Foxhunting scene on a greetings card

Foxhunting scene on a greetings card by Ernest Griset -- The first fox of the season. The fox hides inside a hollow tree trunk as the horses and hounds race by. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageTrick Collection: Demon Floating Sugar

Demon Floating Sugar
Title block for a trick in a Magic dealers trick catalogue Date: 1952

Background imageTrick Collection: Isaac Fawkes, the Slight of Hand Ma

Isaac Fawkes, the Slight of Hand Ma
Undated hand coloured engraving of Isaac Fawkes, the " Slight of Hand Man", and enlargement of acrobats from Bartholomew Fair print. HPG/8/2/1 (xli)"

Background imageTrick Collection: A Sweet Little Trick by David Wright

A Sweet Little Trick by David Wright, a woman seated, naked apart from stocking. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background imageTrick Collection: Ordeal by Fire & Water

Ordeal by Fire & Water
A stage magician performs a feat of being immersed in fire and water

Background imageTrick Collection: Paranormal / Magic / Wizards

Paranormal / Magic / Wizards
LE SORCIER DU VILLAGE Popular print depicting a young country couple visiting the local wise man to know what the future holds in store for them

Background imageTrick Collection: Sisters Warwick music hall trick cyclists

Sisters Warwick music hall trick cyclists
The Sisters Warwick music hall trick and acrobatic cyclists. Five women dressed in knee length full white skirts with short white jackets, large hats with decorative veiling and flat shoes

Background imageTrick Collection: Chung Ling Soo at the London Hippodrome

Chung Ling Soo at the London Hippodrome
Chung Ling Soo, Chinese conjuror (real name Billy Robinson) in publicity photographs for his act at the London Hippodrome in 1904. Date: 1904

Background imageTrick Collection: Charles Darwin humorous caricature, Darwinism

Charles Darwin humorous caricature, Darwinism

Background imageTrick Collection: High Diving Horse

High Diving Horse
William Doc Carver (1851-1927) had been mounting a diving horse show since 1894. The rider in this picture is probably his daughter Lorena. Date: circa 1925

Background imageTrick Collection: Masking the Medicine, Henry cartoon

Masking the Medicine, Henry cartoon by Carl Anderson Date: 1936

Background imageTrick Collection: Comic Score Card for Bridge Playing Card Game No. 4

Comic Score Card for Bridge Playing Card Game No. 4 Date: 1920s

Background imageTrick Collection: Minnie Thompson, Dallas cowgirl in New York

Minnie Thompson, Dallas cowgirl in New York
Minnie Thompson from Dallas, Texas, performs horse riding feats outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Central Park, New York. She had won many prizes as a trainer of unbroken horses. Date: 1910

Background imageTrick Collection: Cartoon, A good idea, WW1

Cartoon, A good idea, WW1
Cartoon, A good idea. A French soldier says he has asked his father to write to say he is dead: that way, he will be able to get leave of absence from the Front. Date: 1916

Background imageTrick Collection: Shadow Show - Silhouette Cut-Outs 1881

Shadow Show - Silhouette Cut-Outs 1881
A fold-out page from The Boy's Own Paper for a shadow show stand with various silhouettes surrounding, to be cut-out, to entertain children for Christmas. Date: 1881

Background imageTrick Collection: HASTINGS TRICK

HASTINGS TRICK
The cunning Norsemen use all kind of subterfuges in their invasion of France : their leader Hastings feigns death to gain entry into a besieged city. (Doubtless a legend !) Date: circa 880

Background imageTrick Collection: Nelson and the Signal, Battle of Copenhagen, 2 April 1801 - the famous incident when

Nelson and the Signal, Battle of Copenhagen, 2 April 1801 - the famous incident when Nelson held the telescope up to his blind eye in order to ignore a signal to retreat. Date: 1801

Background imageTrick Collection: Comic postcard, Couple on the beach at night - theft of ice cream cornet Date

Comic postcard, Couple on the beach at night - theft of ice cream cornet Date: 20th century

Background imageTrick Collection: Comic postcard, Pretty young woman at the bank Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Pretty young woman at the bank Date: 20th century

Background imageTrick Collection: Scenes from the East Coast of Africa, 1820

Scenes from the East Coast of Africa, 1820
Ducks on the sacred lake on Comoro Island 61, Solomons merchants buying ivory and peacocks at Sofala, Mozambique 62, and natives with torches chasing a wild elephant in Mozambique 63

Background imageTrick Collection: English aristocrat in a carriage ignoring a handshake

English aristocrat in a carriage ignoring a handshake from a lady, 19th century. Mrs Lucy Somersville cut by the Countess of Caperington, Lady Scattercash

Background imageTrick Collection: Cupid with bow and arrow aiming at the distance

Cupid with bow and arrow aiming at the distance. Winged hearts flutter around. In imitation of Anacreon. l amour mouille. Imitation d Anacreon



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