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Augustus Karlemann

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Augustus Karlemann
BornGustave Anton Domitz
Flourished1905 - 1920

Prof. Augustus Karlemann (fl. 1905-1920), aka Karlmann, the originator of the 20th century rope tie, was an active member in The Society of American Magicians and a collector.


He was on the staff of the Boy Magician magazine.[1]


Karlemann first appearance on stage was on April 8, 1905 at the Empire Hall, Canarsie in New York City performing a thirty minute magic act. Opening with the production of flowers from the Cornucopia; eight minutes of handkerchiefs, consisting of producing four handkerchiefs which multiply into twenty; the color change through the paper tube; passing the handkerchiefs through the second time, which change into three flags; the twentieth century handkerchief trick; the soup plate, and taking three handkerchiefs which change into large American flag. Manipulations of cards, including up-sleeve and torn cards, multiplying and disappearing billiard balls with color change and passes. A production of the red, white and blue streamers, change into large American flag, from which the flag on the staff makes its appearance. [2]





  • COIN CHANGE in Sphinx September 1904, page 88


  1. Boy Magician Vol 1, No. 9 (December 1909)
  2. Sphinx May 1905