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George H. Little

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George H. Little

As "Ah Foon"
Borncirca 1858
Westport, Connecticut

George H. Little (1858-?) performed a Chinese act under the name "Ah Foon", after seeing the success of Ching Ling Foo. For years he was connected with the New York Herald and resided in the city of Brooklyn, with a summer home in New Jersey. Little also performed shadowgraphy.[1]


At an early age he joined a circus as a contortionist and acrobat, and later on he entered vaudeville as a dancer

Little was the founder and first editor of American magic magazine, Mahatma.[2]

Little would later give his illusions and stage name to Harry Usher, who would appear as "Ah Foon" and Company. [3] He was a member (No. 475) of the National Conjurers' Association.[4]


  1. Linking Ring, March 1928
  2. Cover, Mahatma, April 1901
  3. Magic A Pictorial History History of Conjurers in the Theater By David Price(1985)
  4. Mahatma, June 1920