Robert Ankele

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}}'''Robert Ankele''' was an photographer, artist and magician.<ref>Cover of Mahatma Vol 2, No. 4 (October 1898)</ref>
  
 
Electricity was a feature of his entertainment, before it was well understood, which gave him the appearance of having  supernatural powers.
 
Electricity was a feature of his entertainment, before it was well understood, which gave him the appearance of having  supernatural powers.
  
He was an illustrator for [[Mahatma]], did engravings for many magicians and in 1899 created for sale a photographic montage called "Conjuring Lights Living and Deceased" which consisted of 58 portraits of some of the most prominent conjurers (including himself). Included was also a small booklet giving particulars of each performer on the picture. It took him almost 2 years to collect all the photographs.  
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He was an illustrator for [[Mahatma]] and did engravings for many magicians. In 1899, he created for sale a photographic montage called "Conjuring Lights Living and Deceased" which consisted of 58 portraits of some of the most prominent conjurers (including himself). Included was a small booklet giving particulars of each performer on the picture. It took him almost 2 years to collect all the photographs.  
  
 
Ankele was one of the 24 names recorded at the founding of the [[Society of American Magicians]] when they met for the first time as a permanent organization. Later, for some unknown reason, is was decided that Ankele did not qualify for membership.
 
Ankele was one of the 24 names recorded at the founding of the [[Society of American Magicians]] when they met for the first time as a permanent organization. Later, for some unknown reason, is was decided that Ankele did not qualify for membership.
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It was reported in [[Sphinx]] (Feb 1923), that his wife passed away on January 30, 1923 at the age of 64.
 
It was reported in [[Sphinx]] (Feb 1923), that his wife passed away on January 30, 1923 at the age of 64.
  
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== References ==
Cover of Mahatma Vol 2, No. 4 (October 1898)
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Revision as of 08:17, 30 June 2011

Robert Ankele
Born?
Died?
Flourished1900 - 1920
Robert Ankele was an photographer, artist and magician.[1]

Electricity was a feature of his entertainment, before it was well understood, which gave him the appearance of having supernatural powers.

He was an illustrator for Mahatma and did engravings for many magicians. In 1899, he created for sale a photographic montage called "Conjuring Lights Living and Deceased" which consisted of 58 portraits of some of the most prominent conjurers (including himself). Included was a small booklet giving particulars of each performer on the picture. It took him almost 2 years to collect all the photographs.

Ankele was one of the 24 names recorded at the founding of the Society of American Magicians when they met for the first time as a permanent organization. Later, for some unknown reason, is was decided that Ankele did not qualify for membership.

It was reported in Sphinx (Feb 1923), that his wife passed away on January 30, 1923 at the age of 64.

References

  1. Cover of Mahatma Vol 2, No. 4 (October 1898)
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