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A.L. Salvail

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A.L. Salvail

Salvail with Long Tom, his assistant
BornAldolph Louis Salvail
February 12, 1868
Nashua, New Hampshire
DiedJuly 21, 1937 (age 69)
Almos, Quebec, Canada
Resting placeFamily plot at Nashua, N. H.

A.L. (Doc) Salvail (1868-1937) was a professional magician, specializing in cards, for over fifty years.


At 14 years of age he won first prize at the Boylston Museum in Boston in an amateur contest with his card manipulation.[1]

Beginning in 1882, Salvail had been with leading circuses and played all the various vaudeville circuits.

In 1911 he married Madame Muriel, an accomplished mind reader, and they joined the Bert W. A. Johnston's Magic and Fun Show in Western Canada for a time.

At the time of his death, he was one of the oldest active card wizards in the United States and performing with the Wallace Brothers Circus.[2][3]


  1. Cover, Linking Ring (June 1928)
  2. Nashua Telegraph, July 22, 1937
  3. Cover, Sphinx, October, 1910