The Davenport Collection
- a growing resource on magic and entertainment history

A collection of magic and entertainment history


Lewis Davenport founded Davenports magic business in 1898. Ever since, the family have been accumulating magic tricks, novelties, jokes, posters, programmes, photographs and other paper ephemera. Several thousand may be found on this website, as well as talks and articles by leading collectors and historians, and rare film from the 1930s.

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