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Elmer G. Eckam

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Elmer G. Eckam

From Eckam's Echo
(Image courtesy of Sandy Shaner)
BornMay 16 1892
Rochester, New York
DiedDecember 1, 1963 (age 71)
Rochester, New York

Elmer G. Eckam (1892-1963) was a semi-professional magician and magic shop owner of "Art in Magic".


Eckam learned magic at age 13 and made his debut assisting Ray Hogan.

He worked as a clothing cutter and would take leaves of absence to perform. By the early 1920s, his own full evening show was established and was performing at magic conventions.

He published and edited Eckam's Echo as his house organ from 1937 until 1940. His shop in Rochester, was later bought by Norm Sehm in the 1940s.

He performed several times in England and France. During his last European tour in 1954, he got married. On the ship home, Eckam, with his new wife and her three children from a previous marriage, presented a Chinese style act called The Imperial Eckam Family.

He was a charter member of IBM Ring 4 in Rochester.