The Origins of Wonder
This plot was first published or marketed by Charles C. Jordan as a trick titled “Pink Elephants,” 1916. Jordan, in turn, credited William McGrew with the plot.
Students will find it interesting to compare Theodore Annemann's “Color Changing Deck” in his $50 Manuscript with Dai Vernon's influential handling in Dai Vernon's Inner Secrets of Card Magic by Lewis Ganson, 1959, p. 25. It seems likely that Vernon built on Annemann's handling, adding refinements.