KAR-MI SWALLOWS A LOADED GUN BARREL Original Linen Backed Magic Poster


Kar-Mi Swallows a Loaded Gun Barrel, 1914. Original Magic Poster (27 x 41”), (89 x 125 cm) originally folded and now linen backed. Kar-Mi was a magician, illusionist and entertainer who worked in Wild West shows, circuses, riverboats, vaudeville and other venues from the 1890s to the beginning of World War I. His actual name was Joseph Hallworth (1872–1956), “Kar-Mi promises to swallow a loaded gun barrel and shoot a cracker from a man’s head”. The poster showcases the suspense and danger of the illusion, enticing audiences to witness Kar Mi’s astonishing performance.

Condition C9 – Sold $825 Linen Backed

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