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Carl W. Jones Magic Collection

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Carl W. Jones Magic Collection at Princeton University consists of three scrapbooks of publicity photographs, compiled by C. A. George Newmann and collected by Carl W. Jones, of some 19th- but mainly 20th-century mentalists, magicians, ventriloquists, and illusionists.

A typed commentary accompanies most of the photographs, and many of them are inscribed to Newmann. Included are photographs of well-known actors and actresses who also excelled at magic, such as Anna May Wong, Veronica Lake, Bela Lugosi, and Edmund Lowe.

The collection was included in a larger gift by Carl Waring Jones to the Rare Books Division of the Library.

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