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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

Cover of Sphinx (May, 1910)
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)