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

1926

Print of the Fakir of Oolu

Print of the Fakir of Oolu

A copy of this print appeared as a supplement to the Magic Wand magazine, December 1926. It formed part of The Annals of Conjuring by Sidney W. Clarke. The real name of the Fakir of Oolu was Alfred Sylvester.

Souvenirs from R.M.S. Arundel Castle

Souvenirs from R.M.S. Arundel Castle

In 1926 Lewis Davenport, his wife Wynne and children Gus and Wyn toured South African theatres. They travelled there and back on R.M.S. Arundel Castle. These souvenirs made of electroplated nickel silver (EPNS) would come from this trip. The postcard showing the steamer is from the same period, no doubt also collected on the trip.