Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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Jumping Card

This trick, using a length of elastic strung between to cards to make another rise or jump from the deck, appears on a cigarette card distributed by W. Duke, Sons & Co., N.Y., c. 1887. (This card is reproduced in MAGIC, Vol. 10 No. 11, July 2001, p. 56.) Its having reached public domain by that time suggests the idea is much older.