Overall: 22 x 15 x 14 1/2 in. ( 55.9 x 38.1 x 36.8 cm )
signed: proper right front of base: "JOHN ROGERS/NEW YORK/1877"
inscribed: proper left back corner of base: "PATENTED NOV. 27th 1877"
inscribed: front of base: "THE TRAVELING MAGICIAN"
inscribed: front of covered stand: "MONS CHEATUM/THE GREAT/ MAG
Articles, Scrapbooks of miscellaneous clippings, etc. about John Rogers, Vol. 4, New York Historical Society.
Barck, Dorothy, "Rogers Group in the Museum of the New-York Historical Society," New-York Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. XVI, No. 3, October, 1932, p. 80.
Smith, Mrs. and Mrs. Chetwood, Rogers Groups: Thought and Wrought by John Rogers, Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed & Co., 1934, pp.86-7.
Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 243, 295, 304.
Bleier, Paul and Meta, John Rogers Statuary, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, pp. 164-5.
Spencer, Bill, "John Rogers' Traveling Magician," Magic: The Independent Magazine for Magicians, March 2001, pp. 44-7.
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