|Born||Alfred J. Battle|
February 15, 1879
|Died||March 14, 1952 (age 73) |
|Resting place||Fresno, California|
Alfred J. Battle (1879-1952) was an assistant then finally partner with Dr. Ward, a San Francisco magician. When his partner withdrew from act, continued by himself, appearing in theaters, halls and schools throughout the United States as Professor El-Tab.
At the age of two, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts and bought his first magic set when twelve. At eighteen, served in Spanish American War.
Married to Aldia Carter in 1935.
As a performer over his lifetime, he performed a crystal gazing act, and what was known as a lightning cartoon act.
At one time, operated a magic shop in San Francisco on Kearney Street.
He took the tricks of the day and gave them his "El-Tab Twist". Inventor of magic effects under "Professor El-Tab" like "The Phantom Ship".
- ↑ My Best by Thompson, Jr., J.G. (1945)