Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Original "Kirkham" Lithograph Poster

In Posters and Prints > Magic Posters and Ephemera > Show & Tell.
Magic Posters and Ephemera63 of 112Original 1937 Dante "Mystery Revue" Stone Lithograph Poster"The Great Raymond" Original 1929 Handbill
Love it
Like it

catburglercatburgler loves this.
CircuspostersCircusposters loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
pops52pops52 loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
mtg75mtg75 loves this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 4 years ago


(110 items)

This is an original "Kirkham Man of Mystery and Co." lithograph from my private collection of Magic posters. Ca. 1935-1950 It measures approximately 14" x 37" and is in "A" condition. A very cool poster displaying some of his illusions in a great color scheme!

Kirk Kirkham (1926 - 2001), nickname of "Chuck", but the magic profession and others gave him the name of "Kirk", served in World War II as a paratrooper. After the War, he returned to Michigan and joined the Blackstone, Sr. show. He also worked for Virgil, John Calvert and Orson Welles.

In 1954, Kirk bought all of Will Rock's illusions when Will stopped preforming the "Thurston presents Will Rock in Mysteries of India" show
In 1973, Kirk was president of IBM RING #21 in Hollywood, California.
Kirkham had one of the largest private collection of stage illusions in the world. After Alzheimer started to over take Chuck, his family began selling off his illusions. Some of the old Thurston show, which he bought from Will Rock was shipped to a museum in France. Other pieces found their way into private collections like David Copperfield's.


  1. zguy2112 zguy2112, 4 years ago
    Yeah, this one is fun for sure! You gotta love the woman getting sawed in half with the buzz saw, great image! Thanks for the kind words.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.