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The Origins of Wonder

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cards:western_union_card_trick [2013/03/29 11:31]
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-In the autobiography of Nate Leipzig, published serially in //M-U-M// (1953-1954),​ Leipzig described in the opening installment ([[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14971/​M+U+M/​125|Vol. 43No. 4, Sept. 1953, p. 125]]) a performance he witnessed as a boy or young man of Professor Stork (probably Harry Stork) in Detroit, in which he did this trick. The incident isn't dated, but since Leipzig'​s family didn't come to the U.S. until 1882, it must have occurred sometime after this and before the turn of the century, thus predating John Scarne'​s performances by many years. Also see "The Salamandrine Card" in Sachs'​s //Sleight of Hand// ​(1877), p. 186and on p. 131 of Roterberg'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​20169/​New+Era+Card+Tricks/​141|New Era Card Tricks]]// ​(1895).+In the autobiography of Nate Leipzig, published serially ​beginning ​in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​14971/​M+U+M/​125|M-U-M]]//, ​Vol. 43 No. 4, Sep. 1953, p. 125, Leipzig described ​a performance he witnessed as a boy or young man of Professor Stork (probably Harry Stork) in Detroit, in which he did this trick. The incident isn't dated, but since Leipzig'​s family didn't come to the U.S. until 1882, it must have occurred sometime after this and before the turn of the century, thus predating John Scarne'​s ​better-known ​performances ​of this trick by many years. 
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 +Also see "The Salamandrine Card" in Edwin Sachs'​s //Sleight of Hand//1877, p. 186and "The Halved Card" in August ​Roterberg'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​20169/​New+Era+Card+Tricks/​141|New Era Card Tricks]]//, 1897, p. 130.
  
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