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From the Archives

From the Archives will periodically take a look back at photos, documents and other memorabilia from the clubs archives.

Below is a plaque from SAM awarded to the AAMC. You may think that Nate Leipzig invented co-invented the Zig-Zag with Harbin (Harbin inventing the Zag part)... but you would be wrong :-)... According to wikipedia,

 Sam Nate Leipzig (born Nathan Leipziger; May 31, 1873 – October 13, 1939) was an American vaudeville magician who performed in Europe and USA. In May 1938, Leipzig was elected president of the SAM (Society of American Magicians). Previous presidents of SAM include Howard Thurston and Harry Houdini. His innovations of sleight of hand, particularly with card tricks and close-up magic, garnered him respect among fellow magicians. Leipzig was the first magician to perform a stage act using playing cards and thimbles, and is credited with inventing the Side Steal, a.k.a. the Side Slip—a technique for secretly removing a playing card from the middle of a deck of cards.[1]



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