Stage magician from Ohio (1869–1936), whose enormous traveling magic show required eight train cars to transport his props across the country. Remarkable vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 head-and-shoulders portrait of a suited Thurston published by Ohio’s Baker Art Gallery, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “For one of the many ‘Johnny Jones,’ Cordially, Howard Thurston, April/30.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 15. In fine condition, with a bit of discoloration to the left background. The James Collings Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
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