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    "Kar-Mi Swallows a Loaded Gun Barrel" Magic Show Advertising Poster, 1914. "And shoots a cracker from a man's head." 41" x 28", chromolithography by the National Printing and Engraving Co. of New York, Chicago, and St. Louis, copyright by Joseph B. Hallworth. Kar-mi (Joseph Bryant Hallworth) is on stage dressed in a colorful robe with a gun barrel protruding from his mouth; he is shooting a cracker off the head of a blindfolded assistant while hundreds of turbaned Indians watch. Hallworth, earlier in his career, was known as Joe Van Victorina who, with his wife Lady Victorina, had a popular sword-swallowing act. Bright vivid colors, a few very minor edge repairs on verso, fine condition.

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