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E. S. Burns

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E. S. Burns

Cover of Sphinx (July 1903)
BornEmil (Sorenson or Sorensen) Burns

E. S. Burns was the proprietor of the Atlas Novelty Company of Chicago, Illinois (later renamed the Atlas Trick and Novelty Co.)

Atlas' specialty was furnishing conjurers with magical apparatus of all description.

He began performing at the age of 15 and was one of the first in Chicago to join the Society of American Magicians. He was the Chicago reporter for the Sphinx magazine, starting with Volume 2 in 1903.[1]


  1. Sphinx (July 1903)