Tarbell, Harlan. Scrapbook of Harlan Tarbell Magic Ephemera. Over 60 items, including brochures, postcards, flyers, handbills, and photographs (candid and one signed 8 x 10” portrait) of the famous magician, illustrator, and author. Of special note are several letters of endorsement for the original mail-order Tarbell Course from noted performers including Max Holden, Leo Rullman, Birch, Dorny, John Mulholland, and Eddie McGuire (on Malini letterhead), Ade Duval (ironically written on letterhead designed by Tarbell himself). Also included is a cache of scarce printed material for the Baker Course in Magic, the first and failed attempt at a correspondence course in conjuring which would eventually become the Tarbell Course. 1910s – 50s. Neatly organized in a single album, with most objects removable. An outstanding collection on this important performer.