Allerton, Bert (Bert Gustafson). “Little Hindu” Souvenir Made by Bert Allerton. A handmade souvenir crafted by famous close-up magician Bert Allerton. The “little Hindu” was formed out of napkins and an ace bandage, decorated in ink. One of the most popular and polished close-up magicians of the mid-twentieth century, Allerton worked in high class hotels and restaurants, including the Pierre in New York and the Pump Room of the Ambassador East in Chicago. He devised many souvenirs and novelty giveaways, like this one, to keep his name in the minds of his audiences.