the magician's newspaper

John Booth, Magician and Mentalist, 1949

Would you dare to stick your hand in Magician John Booth’s meat chopper?

Here he performs a dismemberment trick with the hand of one brave Mrs. Eldridge of St. Paul on stage at the Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota.

Photograph is from the Minneapolis Newspaper Photograph Collection at the Hennepin County Library Special Collections.