Carter the Great: Secrets of the Sphinx

Otix Lithography1926

American Museum of Magic

American Museum of Magic

From an early age American magician Charles Carter (1874-1936) showed an aptitude for stage performance. At the age of ten he worked with the Kickapoo Indian Medicine show and later became an assistant to the then-unrenowned Houdini. At his height Carter traveled the world eight times between 1907 and 1936 with his large touring show of illusions.

The 1926 image portraying Carter riding a camel was inspired from an actual photograph taken during one of his trips to Egypt. The text below Carter capitalizes on the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb four years earlier in 1922.

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  • Title: Carter the Great: Secrets of the Sphinx
  • Creator: Otix Lithography
  • Date: 1926
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Physical Dimensions: 40 x 26 in
  • Rights: American Museum of Magic
  • Medium: Stone Lithograph


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