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

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1852-09-25

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Washington St.

GUSN

GUSN-198440

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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."

Details

Descriptive Terms

magicians (illusionists)
bottles
assistants
performances (entertainment events)
theaters (buildings)
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR266

Physical Description

1 news line engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1922-02-04

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.3550.025

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

15 x 10 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of L.W. Jenkins, 1922

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Possibly Rosenberg, Charles G. (Delineator)
Leslie, Frank, 1821-1880 (Engraver)
Gleason's Pictorial (Publisher)

Material Type

line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Subjects

Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

fair

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Washington St.