George E. Closson
|George E. Closson|
|Born||June 1, 1859|
Fort Ann, New York,
|Died||November 11, 1921 (age 62) |
|Known for||Magic Dealer|
George E. Closson (1859 - 1921) was a magic dealer in Troy, New York. In Mahatma, (January 1903) we can see an advertisement for his catalog of over 1,000 tricks, stating his business was established in 1883. For years he was known as "The Manufacturing Magician."
In 1905, Closson began sending out a "Prospectus of the Brotherhood of Magicians". By the following year, he officially formed and became the president of the Brotherhood of Magicians. This organization was most likely used to promote his magic business.
- Original Secrets of Magic — Brotherhood Secrets, Vol. 1 and 2 (1909)
- Cover Boy Magician January, 1910