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Evanion, Henry, 1831?-1905

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Illusionist and conjurer Henry Evans, or "Evanion" (his stage name), was quite a force to be reckoned with in the second half of the 19th century. During his long career, he used his theatrical experience to collect a vast amount of printed ephemera related to entertainment and everyday life in Victorian England. Evan's collection was purchased by the British Museum in 1895, and recently the...