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Harry Kellar

(1849-1922)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
1. Harry Kellar Marker
Inscription. Known as the “Dean of American Magicians,” he was mentor and friend to Harry Houdini. Considered the first American magician to become an international star, he performed extensively on five continents, impressing audiences with his elegant theatrical illusions for more than 40 years. He popularized the Vanishing Birdcage effect and perfected the levitation illusion. Born in Erie, he returned to perform many times. His boyhood home stood nearby.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 7.31′ N, 80° 4.952′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of West 13th Street and Peach Street, on the right when traveling east on West 13th Street. Touch for map. Located in Griswold Park. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eben Brewer (within shouting distance of this marker); Pro Deo Et Patria (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fallen & Missing Comrades (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede
Harry Kellar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
2. Harry Kellar Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Korean War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Main Library (approx. half a mile away); POW-MIA (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Also see . . .  Harry Kellar at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 2, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Harry Kellar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
3. Harry Kellar Marker
Harry Kellar (1849-1922) image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
4. Harry Kellar (1849-1922)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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