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VICTORY

Bouquet


HAROLD RICE presents

Francis B. Martineau's VICTORY

EDITED BY JOHN BRAUN

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Introduction by

HAROLD R. RICE

Illustrations by

FRANCIS B. MARTINEAU

published by SILK

KING

STUDIOS

WYNNEWOOD, PA.


Copyright, 1914 By

HAROLD

R.

RICE

ALL

RIGHTS

RESERVED

No p a r t o f t h i s book may be reproduced in any form w i t h o u t p e r m i s s i o n in w r i t i n g f r o m the publishers. The m a n u f a c t u r i n g r i g h t s f o r a l l of the devices described o r i l l u s t r a t e d h e r e i n are r e s e r v e d by t h e p u b l i s h e r s .

Printed

in t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s o f

America


INTRODUCTION Although flower bouquets have been an integral part of magicians' acts f o r many years, l i t t l e has been w r i t t e n about the a r t of making them. In w r i t i n g VICTORY BOUQUET, Francis Martineau is a pioneer in a new f i e l d . He describes and i l l u s t r a t e s a new type of flower bouquet in such clear and e x p l i c i t d e t a i l that even the novice w i l l have no trouble in f o l l o w i n g his i n s t r u c t i o n s . This is a p r a c t i c a l d i s s e r t a t i o n r e s u l t i n g from considerable e f f o r t and study on the part of Mr. Martineau. Every operation has been worked out to the most minute d e t a i l , leaving nothing t o the imagination. Any individual w i l l i n g to follow the information given herein is assured of being well repaid f o r his time and e f f o r t . The idea of using paper to replace feathers in making bouquets may not meet with the reader's immediate approval. The t i t l e , VICTORY BOUQUET is in no way intended as a substitute for the feather bouquet. Instead, he is o f f e r i n g something new and novel that should prove to be as popular in peace-time as i t w i l l be in t h i s darker hour of our world history. Anyone can make t h i s bouquet. The materials are inexpensive. It is simple in construction, yet i t is more than effective in appearance, d u r a b i l i t y and operation. I t requires less space than the t r a d i t i o n a l feather bouquet and does not require the treatments necessary t o keep feather flowers in new and fresh c o n d i t i o n . The amateur and professional a l i k e w i l l f i n d the material in t h i s book of considerable value. I t makes possible a beautiful flower act where limited funds would otherwise prevent i t . The seasoned performer w i l l see unlimited p o s s i b i l i t i e s f o r the use of these new bouquets in his act, and marvel at the ease w i t h which the bouquets can be concealed. The flowers f o l d f l a t and leave no revealing bulges when used as body loads. Hundreds of bouquets can be produced from a s u r p r i s i n g l y small space. What could be more b e a u t i f u l than a stage l i t e r a l l y covered with VICTORY BOUQUETS?

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