Skip to main content


    "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.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Rolled Material (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,738

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 27 days left to consign to the 2018 June 9 Featuring The Glen Swanson Collection of Indian War Relics, Including Little Big Horn Legends of the West Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 March 17 Western Americana & Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $326,146