The Davenport Collection
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1910

Alhambra Palace, Morecambe poster, 1910

Alhambra Palace, Morecambe poster, 1910

The bill includes Les Davenports,The Magician and the other Fellow, presenting an original comedy conjuring act. The act consisted of Lewis Davenport and Dave Dwyer, the brother of his first wife Julia. Julia had sadly died of tuberculosis.

Horace Hurm & Prévost catalogue from 17 Rue Saulnier, Paris.

Horace Hurm & Prévost catalogue from 17 Rue Saulnier, Paris.

Hurm & Prévost took over De Vere’s business and published this catalogue in 1910. The catalogue highlights De Vere’s name. According to Jacques Voignier in the Voignier and Albo book ‘Magic of France’, Hurm & Prévost published two small catalogues. This 8 page catalogue in 1910, and a 24 page one in 1911. They were effectively lists of corrections to De Vere’s general catalogue. Around 1914 Charles De Vere resumed management of his shop.