262: Robert-Houdin Theatre Souvenir Fan Ca. 1850
Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugène. Theatre Robert-Houdin souvenir fan. Paris, ca. 1850. Pictorial paper souvenir fan distributed to attendees at the famous Theatre Robert-Houdin in Paris. The recto bears an engraving depicting the entrance to the famous magic theatre, the verso with vignettes of Robert-Houdin’s most famous tricks, as well as verses describing them. Wooden ribs. 15 ¾” wide when open. Light wear at extremities and folds, but overall very good condition for this most ephemeral and elusive relic from the Father of Modern Magic’s glory days in Paris.