Juggling Treasures Discovered From The Late 1800s

The Museum of Juggling History has quite a number of props made by Edward Van Wyck, the famous prop maker from Cincinnati, Ohio who created clubs and other juggling props from 1895 to 1919. You can click here and here to see many of these. Up until recently, these were the oldest known juggling props in the museum’s collection and …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Amy Wieliczka from USA | hoop juggling

Amy Wieliczka lives and juggles out of Oakland, California. She first picked up a hoop over a decade ago in Delaware. This video was filmed in Amy’s studio, The Dreaming Space, situated in a warehouse in West Oakland. As far as she knows, she is the only Amy Wieliczka in the world, so you can find her online everywhere @amywieliczka. …

Chester Dolphin – Juggler, Balancer, and Sword Swallower

  Chester Dolphin was born in 1907 in Worchester, Massachusetts (USA). He began his performing career in 1933 and was a very versatile artist, performing juggling, sword swallowing, unicycling, and hand balancing. His act changed often, sometimes being more of a juggling act and sometimes focusing more on his balancing or sword swallowing. It appears that he was originally focused …

The Strange Challenge of Jean Bedini

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Comedy juggler Jean Bedini performed one of the strangest and most dangerous challenges in juggling history. Jean, with enviable self-confidence, had an attendant throw a turnip weighing just over a pound at him from a 150-foot-tall building to land on the tip of a fork he was holding in his mouth. The feat was carried …

Old Juggling Prop Catalogs – Part 5 – Charles De Vere Catalog

In 2016, I wrote a series of eJuggle articles showing prop catalogs from the 1880s to the 1940s. You can click here, here, here, and here to see them. Here is another very old catalog from France, The De Vere Juggling Props Catalog. Charles De Vere Charles De Vere (Herbert Shakespeare Gardiner Williams) (1843-1931) was a British magician who opened …

World Juggling Day in Latin America

(Haz clic aquí para español.) In 2021, the celebration of World  Juggling Day (WJD) had some contrasts due to the COVID-19 pandemic that, depending on the government decrees of each region, limited crowds or gatherings in many places. However, in some countries, due to the decrease in positive cases for the virus, this commemoration was carried out in person. Latin …

Max Cincinati

Max Cincinati was the stage name of Max Hellwig, who hailed from Berlin, Germany. He was born in 1870 and began performing in the 1890s. As the above image testifies, be performed in the best theaters in Europe and on the top Vaudeville circuit in the United States around the turn of the century. He was one of the better …

The Russian Versions of the Rudy Horn Trick

(Haz clic aquí para español.) The famous feat of foot-to-head kicking up of tea cups and saucers on top of a unicycle was created by renowned juggler Rudy Horn. The trick was developed by his father, Rupert Horn, after seeing Rostando do it but on the ground without being in some balance structure. Also, Rupert was friends with Ferry Mader, …