Jean Hugard

1872 - 1959

Title: Hugard's Wonder Show
Size: 40 x 15 inches
Date: 1916
Lithographer: Syd. Day - Australia
Image: Hugard as Ching Sung Loo, the Eastern Prince of Magic.

From the collection of George Daily.
Day Printers - Sydney, Aus., c. 1916

Image: This concept, based on ancient myth, as an image is very old.  The lower image is a fresco on the walls of a house in Pompei (c.78 a.d.) with a similar image.

For a comparative image, see Chung Ling Soo's “Brith of a Pearl”.  This illusion was invented by Bill Robinson.

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