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Herbert Albini

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Herbert Albini (1860 - 1922) born Abraham Laski in Poland.

Began performing in Britain. Move to U.S in 1891 where he appropriated the stage name of Lt. Ablini (Frederick Baxter Ewing) from the British Isles.

By 1911, Albini the Great owned one of the largest illusion acts in vaudeville.

Noted for his Egg Bag routine and for using a brand new deck of cards for each card trick, scattering his stage with cards by the end. .

By 1911, Albini the Great owned one of the largest illusion acts in vaudeville and had twelve assistants.

Albini died at the age of 53 in his Chicago hotel room.

Harry Blackstone, then Harry Bouton, bought several pieces of Albini's equipment and later performed several of Albini's illusions.