H. Morgan Robinson (Prof. Helmann)
From Kook Science
Poster by Courier Lithographing Co. of Buffalo, NY, c. 1899.
|Born||Henry Morgan Robinson|
1 May 1871
|Died||3 December 1909 (38)|
Henry Morgan Robinson (May 1, 1871 - December 3, 1909), more commonly known as Professor Helmann and Helmann The Great, was an American stage magician active in the late nineteenth century, particularly in the District of Columbia and Virginia as the headliner of his Helmann Magician Company. In his advertising, Helmann was sometimes called the Napoleon of Necromancy, a title apparently borrowed from John Henry Anderson, the Great Wizard of the North.
Helmann was credited by Henry Ridgely Evans with being one of the first to work out a method of reproducing the cabinet tricks performed by the Davenport Brothers.
- "Prof. Helmann, "the Napoleon of Necromancy," at the New Opera House in Alexandria, Va., 25 Dec. 1895", Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA): 3, 24 Dec. 1895, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/119391732/prof-helmann-the-napoleon-of/
- "A BIG FAKE. That's What Prof. Helmann the Wizard Says of Spiritualism. He Will Have None of It in His Work — There Is More in Magic Than Has Ever Been Dreamed of — A Very Good Performance.", Portsmouth Daily Times (Portsmouth, OH): 1, 24 Apr. 1896, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/119391933/a-big-fake-thats-what-prof-helmann/
- ↑ "Obituary Notice for H. Morgan Robinson, d. 3 Dec. 1909.", Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD): 4, 8 Dec. 1909, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/119394226/obituary-notice-for-h-morgan-robinson/