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George Karger

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George Karger
BornJanuary 11, 1902
DiedSeptember 27, 1973 (age 71)
New York Hospital, New York City, New York

George Karger (1902-1973), a professional photographer (regularly contributed to Life magazine) and antique dealer, was the photographic illustrator for many magic books including the Stars of Magic series.


Karger came to the United States from Germany and was good friends with Dai Vernon and John Scarne.

He died at the age of 71 in New York where he had been part of magic activities since 1945.


  • Stars of Magic by George L. Starke and George Karger (1961) [1]


  1. M-U-M, Vol. 98, No. 11, April 2009, A Brief History of Stars of Magic by Meir Yedid, page 67