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Hal Merton

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Walter George Peterkin performed on the lyceum circuit as a magician and ventriloquist under the name Hal Merton.

Hal Merton
BornWalter George Peterkin
January 24, 1876
Brooklyn, New York

He was owner and publisher of Mahatma from February 1900 - 1901.[1][2]


  1. Who's Who in the lyceum By Alfred Augustus Wright (1906)
  2. Cover of Mahatma (March, 1900)