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Advertisement for David Devant’s Magical Seances

One side of this advertisement, which is printed on thin card, has an eye catching illustration, including a roundel showing Devant’s head in the top left corner. The other side is headed ‘A HIGHLY-REFINED DRAWING-ROOM ENTERTAINMENT. PROGRAMME.’ Details are given of Devant’s repertoire: Prestidigitation, Hand shadows, Paper puzzles. Mental phenomena and Illusions.

Item Details

Size Double-sided, 110 x 110mm.
Date Sometime during 1893 to 1900, when Devant was working at the Egyptian Hall. Devant is seeking private engagements at hours which will not interfere with his appearances at the Egyptian Hall.
Key Phrases
Ref no N2610 Ep.Other59