Canvas prints, Alexander Hermann, 1900, magic poster,

Alexander Herrmann The Great, was a magician, born in Paris, France, the youngest of sixteen children to Samuel Herrmann, a German Jew, and Anna Sarah (Meyer) Herrmann, of Breton descent (although she may in fact have been born in Hamburg, Germany). It was said that Samuel Herrmann was a physician who occasionally performed throughout Europe as a conjurer.[citation needed]

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