From the 1820s the
halls and theatres of Britain were visited by French magician Felix
Testot, with his Magical Illusions and Optical Delights. His act
variously included the Irish Giant, and Monsieur Louis: the French
Hercules. Later he was joined by his son, a proficient violinist and
The newspaper clippings in this
compilation have been selected from his Paragraph Book, Courtesy of
the Testo[t] family and the National Fairground Archive.