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George E. Closson

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George E. Closson
BornJune 1, 1859
Fort Ann, New York,
DiedNovember 11, 1921 (age 62)
Known forMagic Dealer

George E. Closson (1859 - 1921) was a magic dealer in Troy, New York. In Mahatma, (January 1903) we can see an advertisement for his catalog of over 1,000 tricks, stating his business was established in 1883. For years he was known as "The Manufacturing Magician."


In 1905, Closson began sending out a "Prospectus of the Brotherhood of Magicians". By the following year, he officially formed and became the president of the Brotherhood of Magicians. This organization was most likely used to promote his magic business.