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Eccentric Gallery

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Choose from 23 pictures in our Eccentric collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


John Nevil Maskelyne performs a 'spirit cabinet illusion', c1910. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

John Nevil Maskelyne performs a 'spirit cabinet illusion', c1910. Creator: Unknown

John Nevil Maskelyne performs a 'spirit cabinet illusion', c1910. 'How the tricks are performed - "A coach-horn or megaphone is useful for picking things up and putting them through the aperture in the door when securely tied'". John Nevil Maskelyne took up a challenge by Sir Hiram Maxim to reproduce a trick originally performed by the Davenport brothers, fraudulent spiritualists from America, and by an imitator of theirs, a Mr Fay. Maskelyne (1839-1917) was a British stage magician, escapologist, paranormal investigator and inventor of the pay toilet. From "Mr. Maskelyne's Reply to Sir Hiram Maxim", published in "The Strand Magazine, an illustrated monthly", Volume XL - July to December 1910. [George Newnes Ltd, London, 1910]

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