Von Arx: The Throne of Mystery

Standard Lithography1920

American Museum of Magic

American Museum of Magic
Marshall, United States

Going by the stage name “Von Arx”, Charles Nicol (American, 1871-1958) spent his early career traveling with his father Nicoli and brother Will who went by the stage name “The Great Nicola”. In an effort to differentiate himself from his brother, Nicol went by a variety of stage names, assuming “Von Arx” in 1912. He would later change his name to “The Great Chalbert” in 1918 and finally settled on the stage name “Chasan” which was created from his birth name Chas. A. N.

The color half-sheet poster emphasizes Von Arx’s illusionary abilities with a blonde-haired woman appearing from seemingly thin air while imps and skeletons watch.


  • Title: Von Arx: The Throne of Mystery
  • Creator: Standard Lithography
  • Date: 1920
  • Location: St Paul, Minneaplolis
  • Physical Dimensions: 28 x 19 in
  • Rights: American Museum of Magic
  • Medium: Stone Lithograph

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