S. S. Henry
|S. S. Henry|
|Born||Sheldon Spahr Henry|
September 13, 1891
|Died||August 18, 1947 (age 55) |
S. S. Henry (1891-1947) was an artist and magician.
Born in Jamestown, Ohio, Henry attended art schools. He made rag and smoke pictures, sand paintings and chalk cartoons and also became a magician. By 1907 Henry was performing professionally on the Chautauqua and Lyceum circuits with his art and magic.
In the 1930s he, his wife Lucille and several assistants toured with a two-hour evening show. His "Vanishing Goat" illusion was a favorite of his. A goat was hustled into a slatted cage, the cage was hoisted into the air, and in a burst of smoke, it fell apart to show that the goat was gone. Henry's act was describe in Holden's Programmes of Famous Magicians.
- ↑ The Sphinx, Vol. 31, No. 10, December 1932, Who's Who in Magic, page 407
- ↑ Tops Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 9, September 1947, S. S. Henry Passes, page 25
- ↑ Magicol No. 92 (August 1989)
- ↑ Magicol No. 152 (August 2004), page 6
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 9, No. 10, December 1929, A Review of the S. S. Henry Show, by “Dom”, page 1046
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 11, No. 2, April 1931, Maker of Magic for Magicians, page 18
- Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 12, No. 2, April 1932, Sheldon S. Henry, by W. W. Durbin, page 104
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 27, No. 7, September 1947, Sheldon S. Henry Dies, page 48
- The Sphinx, Vol. 46, No. 7, September 1947, S. S. Henry Dies, page 222
- The Bat, No. 46, October 1947, Sheldon S. Henry Dies, page 316
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 86, No. 1, January 2006, Rebo’s Vanishing Car or S.S. Henry’s Vanishing Goat, by Bev Bergeron, page 64
- Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Henry, Sheldon Spahr USA Zauberkünstler (13.09.1891 Jamestown, Ohio; †18.08.1947), page 154