S. S. Henry
|S. S. Henry|
|Born||Sheldon Spar Henry|
September 13, 1891
|Died||August 18, 1947 (age 55) |
S. S. Henry (1891-1947) was an artist and magician.
Born in Jamestown, Ohio, Henry attended art schools. He made rag and smoke pictures, sand paintings and chalk cartoons and also became a magician. By 1907 Henry was performing professionally on the Chautauqua and Lyceum circuits with his art and magic.
In the 1930s he, his wife Lucille and several assistants toured with a two-hour evening show. His "Vanishing Goat" illusion was a favorite of his. A goat was hustled into a slatted cage, the cage was hoisted into the air, and in a burst of smoke, it fell apart to show that the goat was gone. Henry's act was describe in Holden's Programmes of Famous Magicians.