An Illusion Goes Wrong

Even the most experienced magicians can make a mistake. This is a story about what happens when an untrained assistant is used in a potentially dangerous illusion. Fortunately quick  action by the magician prevented a more serious injury. The magician is Alexander Herrmann and the assistant is Adelaide Herrmann’s maid. The article is from the the New York Herald-Tribune, April 29, 1889.

1889-04-29 New York Herald-Tribune

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