The collection contains cine film taken by the family, much of it from the 1930s. The film has been transferred to tape, and more recently converted to an electronic form, in order to preserve the images. During this process some of the more interesting frames have been printed out as photographs. The magician on the top sheet of photographs shown here is Gus Davenport performing in Berlin in 1937. The face of Ottokar Fischer can be seen in one of the photographs lower down in the pile.

Box containing some of De Biere’s props. The box was found in a Davenport store and has ‘Arnold De Biere’ written on it in Gus Davenport’s writing, as well as ‘De Biere’ in what looks as though it could be Lewis Davenport’s writing in blue crayon. The box contained a number of items, not all of which are shown on this open access website because they would reveal magic secrets. Search under Arnold De Biere in People to find what is listed on this website.