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-The plot of mixing cards face up and face down, then having them right themselves (with several variations) seems to have first appeared as Theodore DeLand'​s "​Inverto",​ 1914, a marketed effect that employed a deck in which every other card was double-backed. See Walter Gibson'​s article on DeLand in //The Conjuror'​s Magazine//, Vol. 1 No. 8, Sept. 1945, p. 12. Also see Ellis Stanyon'​s description in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16778/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+15+No+03/​2|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 15 No. 3, Dec. 1919, p. 18, under the title "The Self-Reversing Cards,"​ and Charles Jordan'​s ungimmicked version, "The Alternate Reverse",​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14618/​Thirty+Card+Mysteries/​56|Thirty Card Mysteries]]//,​ 1919, p. 54 of the second edition. Another early example appears in Walter B. Gibson'​s //[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17743/​Practical+Card+Tricks+Series/​26|Twenty New Practical Card Tricks]]//, 1925, p. 16, credited to Herbert Johnson, and includes a reverse Topsy-turvy effect wherein an unmixed deck instantly becomes mixed with face-up cards interspersed between face down. This is also a precursor to the effect of the deck magically shuffling itself.+The plot of mixing cards face up and face down, then having them right themselves (with several variations) seems to have first appeared as Theodore DeLand'​s "​Inverto",​ 1914, a marketed effect that employed a deck in which every other card was double-backed. See Walter Gibson'​s article on DeLand in //The Conjuror'​s Magazine//, Vol. 1 No. 8, Sept. 1945, p. 12. Also see Ellis Stanyon'​s description in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16778/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+15+No+03/​2|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 15 No. 3, Dec. 1919, p. 18, under the title "The Self-Reversing Cards,"​ and Charles Jordan'​s ungimmicked version, "The Alternate Reverse",​ in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14618/​Thirty+Card+Mysteries/​56|Thirty Card Mysteries]]//,​ 1919, p. 54 of the second edition. Another early example appears in Walter B. Gibson'​s //[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​78511/​Practical+Card+Tricks+Series/​26|Twenty New Practical Card Tricks]]//, 1925, p. 16, credited to Herbert Johnson, and includes a reverse Topsy-turvy effect wherein an unmixed deck instantly becomes mixed with face-up cards interspersed between face down. This is also a precursor to the effect of the deck magically shuffling itself.
  
-In //[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17743/​Practical+Card+Tricks+Series/​49-50|Two Dozen Effective Practical Card Tricks]]//, 1927, p. 37, Walter B. Gibson published "The Shuffle Reverse",​ which features an apparent riffle shuffle of a face-up half into a face-down half. In //​Underworld//,​ No. 2, 1995, p. 21, Karl Fulves mentions another version of the plot that appeared in Art Altman'​s marketed trick "​Altman'​s Upside Down Trick",​ 1928 (see the advertisement in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38588/​The+Sphinx/​44|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 27 No. 9, Nov. 1928, p. 440). The original instructions are reprinted in //​Underworld//​. This version appears to be the first to add the revelation of a chosen card to the magical righting of the deck.+In //[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​78511/​Practical+Card+Tricks+Series/​52-53|Two Dozen Effective Practical Card Tricks]]//, 1927, p. 37, Walter B. Gibson published "The Shuffle Reverse",​ which features an apparent riffle shuffle of a face-up half into a face-down half. In //​Underworld//,​ No. 2, 1995, p. 21, Karl Fulves mentions another version of the plot that appeared in Art Altman'​s marketed trick "​Altman'​s Upside Down Trick",​ 1928 (see the advertisement in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38588/​The+Sphinx/​44|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 27 No. 9, Nov. 1928, p. 440). The original instructions are reprinted in //​Underworld//​. This version appears to be the first to add the revelation of a chosen card to the magical righting of the deck.
  
 The name "​Triumph"​ was established when Dai Vernon'​s version of this trick appeared in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18141/​Stars+of+Magic/​25|Stars of Magic]]//, Series 2, No. 1, 1946, p. 23 of the 1961 compilation book. It quickly became the generic title for the effect often called "​Topsy-turvy"​ in previous times. Vernon'​s also seems to be the first of the riffle-shuffle variety to employ a false shuffle instead of a secretly reversed portion of the deck. The name "​Triumph"​ was established when Dai Vernon'​s version of this trick appeared in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18141/​Stars+of+Magic/​25|Stars of Magic]]//, Series 2, No. 1, 1946, p. 23 of the 1961 compilation book. It quickly became the generic title for the effect often called "​Topsy-turvy"​ in previous times. Vernon'​s also seems to be the first of the riffle-shuffle variety to employ a false shuffle instead of a secretly reversed portion of the deck.