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Hell at the British Circus Music-Hall Imperator, Devil magic poster c. 1915


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A Devil magician uses his pitchfork to levitate a woman’s skeleton from the rest of her body.

While magicians have been associated by religious communities with the black arts throughout history, magicians such as Robert Heller, Alexander Herrmann, and Harry Kellar embraced the allegorical use of devil imagery in a humorous manner for their advertisement art.

Original lithographic magic poster for L'Enfer au British Circus Music-Hall Imperator (Hell at the British Circus Music-Hall Imperator) Published by Louis Galice, Paris, c. 1915. Paper measures  15.25 x 23 inches.

Research from Carnegie (The Magic Detective)