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Chung Ling Soo, poster, 1905-18

This is an illustrated colour-lithograph poster, measuring 73.3 cm x 48.0 cm, titled 'Chung Ling Soo, the Marvellous Chinese Conjurer', from the Alma Collection of Magic, housed at the State Library of Victoria. In the centre of poster is an illustration of a porcelain plate with a man's face in the middle. The man wears ...

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A 'Chinese magician' backstage, c1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph of a 'Chinese magician' backstage at the Tivoli Theatre, Sydney. Wearing make-up and a high-collared tunic, baggy trousers and slippers, he is posed leaning backwards with a white pigeon in one hand and a scarf in the other. Two Chinese 'yin yang' symbols are on a background screen.