Magician Escape Artist-Diavolino (Josheph Sylvia)-Fairhaven Mass.ca 1950s - Throw Out Card
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Magician Escape Artist-Diavolino (Josheph Sylvia)-Fairhaven Mass.ca 1950s-

This is an ad card, that came with a throwout card collection, for Magician Escape Artist-Diavolino (Josheph Sylvia)-Fairhaven Mass.ca 1950s.

FRONT: His head photo in center with drawings of devils, magic, props, etc. Printed text on top:
"DIAVOLINO / the GREAT MASTER of MAGIC"
Printed text below:
THE KING OF FEATHER FLOWERS / 441 MAIN STREET / NO. FAIRHAVEN, MASS."
Written in blue ink, "Phone 85105. Fairhaven".

BACK: Back was blank, with ink writing now, partly illegible:
"Check / Joseph Sylvia / (glue and scrape marks) / Oct 2. 2"

DATE: Circa 1950s.
SIZE: 2 1/4 by 3 7/8 inches, round corners.
COND: Has some surface marks, spotting, with abrasions on back from tape or prior album mount.
Product Details
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
From Magicpedia, courtesy of Genii Magazine:

Diavolino (c.1887-1966) was the stage name of escape artist and magician Joseph Sylvia. After moving to the United States, Sylvia, began his career as a magician in 1908 at the age of 21, when he jumped hand-cuffed, into the Acushnet River from the Fairhaven Bridge. He was active in magic for more than fifty years. He would later become noted for his construction of magical props and be known as the "King of Feather Flowers". After settling in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1949, Diavolino became a member of the Magic Wand Club of New Bedford. He came out of "retirement" in 1949 to perform magic for local organizations.