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Ransom Center at the University of Texas
In addition to an amazing poster collection, the Ransom Humanities Center has digitized some awesome scrapbooks once owned by Harry Houdini.

The Library of Congress Poster collection
This site includes some incredible magic posters that you can view on-line, a number of which you will not see elsewhere. The collection is especially strong in Kellar, Thurston and other American magicians, with Strobridge well represented. Enter the word "magic" or "magician" in the search engine and you are on your way!

Circus Museum in the Netherlands
A great collection of European magic, circus and related posters. Many extraordinary Friedlander images!

Evanion Collection at the British Library
A wonderful collection of early English Magic ephemera from a legendary British collector.

Magic Poster Imps
Rhett Bryson has put together a collection of posters using the familiar "imps on the shoulders" motif, with some variations on that theme. An inspired site from a very clever guy.

David Ben's site always has a collection or two to share.

Will Alma collection of the State Museum of Victoria, Australia
The collection of Mr. Alma, which was bequeathed to the Australian people, includes over 200 magic posters that can be viewed on-line. There are some real stand-outs in this collection.

Magic history

Lives of the Conjurers
This is a free e-book by Professor Solomon, with chapters on a number of magicians. Though intended for the general public, it is worth a read.

Conjuring Arts Research Center
Not only does this organization publish a must have journal on magic history, but its website always features off beat links interesting stories.

Dean Carnegie, Magic detective
A energetic and always interesting site that features news and disciveries about Houdini and others.

Harry Houdini; circumstantial evidence
Another site dedicated to the life of the great escapologist.

Magic Footnotes
Gary Hunt's new collection iof miscellaneous articles about often forgotten and obscure chapters of magic history.

The Ephemeral Collector
Collector Marco Pusterla's fascinating site.

Wild about Harry
John Cox's homage to Mr. Houdini.

Preservation and technical issues

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
An excellent source for information on caring for paper items, as well as finding a paper conservator in your locale.

Conservation OnLine
A thoughtful article that contains great background on the related field of circus posters.

Stone Lithography, How it works. - You will have new-found respect for Strobridge and the other old litho houses when you see how these amazing posters are actually created.

Other links
Our sister site, devoted to collecting items about guess who.

Magic Performances video blog
Watch Channing Pollock, Dai Vernon and other stars of magic!

The All Magic Guide
This site provides numerous links in all areas of magic - including performers, tricks, buying supplies, magic history - you name it.
An excellent source for learning about magicians and general magical goings-on in England.

Magic Times
Meir Yedid's ambitious site furnishes you the most recent news on all things magical.

i-Tricks magic news
More great stuff in the world of magic.

Law and Magic Guide
A site of particular interest to those of us in the law biz with an interest in magic. Put together by Professor Christine Corcos.

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