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Del Adelphia

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Del Adelphia
BornAdelphia J.Brown
DiedFebruary 10, 1917
Known forPerforming Vanishing Bird Cage as The "Cowboy Magician"

Del Adelphia (1868-1917) performed with long flowing hair and in buck-skin costume as the "Cowboy Magician".

He performed at the eleventh annual SAM banquet in New York City. His signature tricks were the Vanishing Bird Cage, which he would often repeat, and the egg bag. Harry Blackstone Sr. bought the Vanishing Bird Cage illusion after Del passed away.[1][2]


  1. Del Adelphia, The Cowboy Magician by Mike Caveney, Gibecière, Vol 1, No 2
  2. All About Magicians/Del Adelphia

Special thanks to the Conjuring Arts Research Center's searchable database,AskAlexander, in researching this topic.