Lot 25: BRINDAMOUR, GEORGE. The Great Brindamour Magician. The King of Wonder-Workers.

Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.

February 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, US
2 saved

More About this Item


Description: Cincinnati & New York: The Strobridge Litho. Co., ca. 1903. Striking full color lithograph depicts Brindamour performing the Levitation illusion, his brunette assistant suspended in mid-air in front of him, while mystic rays radiate from his fingertips, apparently causing her to float in mid air. Three gnomes look on as he performs. 17 5/8 x 27 ¼". Tiny repaired tears, minor restoration in lower border; A-. Scarce. Best-remembered as an escape artist, Brindamour (1870 – 1941) was Houdini’s most successful competitor. Besides jail breaks, his signature escape was a handcuffed bridge jump, sometimes into partially-frozen rivers. He also devised clever escape stunts from unusual devices and restraints, including locked barrels filled with beer, a spiked Spanish Cell, and glass display cases. The levitation was part of his full stage show that was soon abandoned in favor of his more successful (and in-demand) escape act. As a result, few posters featuring Brindamour’s illusions have survived the years. Along with Brindamour’s magic apparatus, the posters were discovered in storage in the 1920s.
Request more information

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Other, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer
Shipping: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense.
Buyer's Premium
25.0%
From: To: Increment:
$0 $29 $5
$30 $99 $10
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $200
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $49,999 $1,000
$50,000 $99,999 $2,000
$100,000+ $4,000
Shipping Terms: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense.
View full terms and conditions