History of Female Magicians - Page 12

L to R : Annie Abbott - L ' Inexplicable mystère ( 1861-1915 ). Lulu Hurst ( 1869 – 1950 ) 1897 . Madame G . Card - Wizard Queen and Mesmerist 1872 . Miss Annie de Montford - Oxford Hall , Ilfracombe ( 1881 ). Victorian Georgia Wonders - Lulu Hurst 1897

STRONGER THAN MEN

The appearance of mesmerism ( animal magnetism ) in 1773 had an impact on the show ’ s stages and many magicians engaged this practice claiming to have psychic and physical powers .
A century later , women engaged in " mesmeric sessions " and " hypnotics séances " such as : Miss Annie De Montford who gave performances from 1871 to 1882 , Madame G . Card , Annie Abbott ( Dixie Annie Haygood , 1861-1915 ) and Georgia Wonder ( Lulu Hurst , 1869-1950 ) who claimed to possess Herculean strength by challenging groups of men .
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Annie Abbott ( Dixie Annie Haygood , 1861-1915 )