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Ellen E. Armstrong Going Fine Since 1889 Window Card

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Magician and Cartoonist Extraordinary. Oversized (22 x 28") three-color window card advertising the show of this African American magicienne from South Carolina. Margins toned, a few crease lines, card a bit wavy, otherwise in good condition. From Wikipedia: Ellen E. Armstrong (January 27, 1914 – 1979) was an American stage magician. She was the only African American woman of the early- to mid-twentieth century to run an independent touring magic show. Armstrong followed in the steps of her father J. Hartford Armstrong, known as the "King of the Colored Conjurers," taking over his act when he died in 1939. She continued the act for an additional thirty years after his death, performing in venues such as churches and schools.

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