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Periodical: Mahatma

Summary:  From Pat Deveney's database:

The Only Paper in the United States devoted to the Interests of Magicians, Spiritualists, Mesmerists, etc.
1895-1906 Monthly
New York, NY. Editor: Walter G. Peterkin, editor and publisher.
Corporate author: Society of American Magicians1/1, 1895-1906, with a hiatus between November 1895 and February 1898.

Despite its promising title, this is a stage-magic journal, but the close relationship with phenomenal spiritualism is obvious in the advertisements for magical apparatus. It also featured a series of articles on the development of American prestidigitation by Henry Ridgely Evans, who was himself a trained magician. Rowell's American Newspaper Directory for 1900 says the journal was spiritualist and was started in 1898 and had a circulation of less than 1,000.

Issues:Mahatma V4 1900

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