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Snowstorm in China

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Snowstorm in China (also known as Chinese Snowstorm, Wintertime in China) is an effect in which a sheet of paper is dipped into water, formed into a ball. Then when fanned, it becomes dry and tiny pieces fly up into the air coming down like flakes of snow.

Being reported in Japanese conjuring books in the 1700s, it was being performed by Yank Hoe in London by 1885.[1].

It was part of Dai Vernon's "Harlequin Act" by 1938 and became a pet trick of [Fred Keating]], Stewart Judah, Abb Dickson , and Peter Samelson.[2]



  1. Magic Wand, March 1928, pg 43