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Professor Anderson, the Wizard of the North, at the Melodeon, Boston

GC002.01.MA.3550.025 (RS97860)

Description

This engraving shows a detailed scene of the Professor's magic show. His small son and assistant stands nearby while the Professor performs his famous bottle trick. "Brandy, rum, gin, whisky and wines, flow from it in streams. We could understand how a bottle could be constructed to give the different liquids but we are at a loss to know the quantity. A gallon is poured from a common quart bottle."

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1852-09-25
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1922-02-04
Physical Description
1 news line engraving
Dimensions
15x 10(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR266
Credit Line
Gift of L.W. Jenkins, 1922
GUSN
198440
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.3550.025

Record details

Originator
Gleason's Pictorial (Publisher)
Leslie, Frank, 1821-1880 (Engraver)
Possibly Rosenberg, Charles G. (Delineator)
Descriptive Terms
assistants
bottles
magicians (illusionists)
performances (entertainment events)
theaters (buildings)
Material Type
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Melodeon (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Washington St.
Physical Access Restrictions
fair

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