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Charles Griffin

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Charles Griffin

Front-piece of "Four Years in Europe with Buffalo Bill" (1908)
BornCharles Eldridge Griffin
June 16, 1859
St. Joseph, Missouri
DiedJanuary 3, 1914 (age 54)
Albia, Iowa

Charles E. Griffin was a magician, ventriloquist, fire eater, sword swallower, author, publisher, magic dealer, and sideshow manager. He was an advance man for circuses and the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

He was one of the first magicians to include devilish imps in his advertisements.[1]


  • Four Years in Europe with Buffalo Bill
  • Showman's Guide
  • Showman's Book of Wonders
  • How To Be A Contortionist! Bending Made Easy: A Practical Self-Instructor by a Well-Known Professional (1896)


  1. Magic 1400s-1950s by Jim Steinmeyer (Author), Mike Caveney (Author), Ricky Jay (Author), Noel Daniel (Editor) (2009)