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|-||The paper novelty of creating a "tree" from a rolled cylinder of newspaper seems to have appeared c. 1907. Ellis Stanyon advertised instructions for it in the October 1907 issue of Stanyon's //[[https://askalexander.org/display/16692/Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+08+No+01/6|Magic]]//, Vol. 8 No. 1, p. 6.||+||The paper novelty of creating a "tree" from a rolled cylinder of newspaper or colored paper seems to have appeared c.|
|-||+||1904. The earliest description found to date appears as “Novel Paper Cutting or Tearing Feat” in //[[https://askalexander.org/display/10617/The+magician/8|The Magician]]//, Vol. 1 No. 1, Dec. 1904, p. 5. Presumably, this article was written by the editor, Will Goldston. The explanation is introduced with a mention that "The novelty I am about to describe is manipulated very cleverly by J. F. Burrows." This is not phrased to claim origination for Burrows, but indicates that the item was in at least one performing repertoire by 1904 or earlier.|
|-||The Newspaper Tree is also noted in a performance by Mrs. P. Martinka in //[[https://askalexander.org/display/10142/Conjurers+Monthly+Magazine/410|The Conjurers' Monthly Magazine]]//, Vol. 2 No. 12, Aug. 1908, p. 379.||+|