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Antonio Gallardo Mendez

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Antonio Gallardo Mendez
BornJanuary 30, 1893
Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Mexico

A. Gallardo Mendez, an English and French teacher in Mexico, was a semi-professional magician beginning in 1913.

He specialized in handkerchiefs, cards, billiard-balls and mind-reading.[1]

He made his first purchases when he was only a boy, from Roterberg. Under the name of Antonio, toured in the United States around 1917 with a carnival company and also with his own show.

During the war, Mendez was interpreter for the American forces.[2]

He was a contributor to the Sphinx and translated John Mulholland's book "El Prestidigitador Moderne" from English to Spanish.


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, March, 1932
  2. Two Months in Mexico by John Mulholland Sphinx, October, 1932