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Pickpocketing
Pickpocketing
"Dandy PickPockets Diving: Scene Near St. James Palace" (1818) by I. R. Cruikshank
"Dandy PickPockets Diving: Scene Near St. James Palace" (1818) by I. R. Cruikshank
Two pickpockets attempting to rob a Japanese tourist couple in Colmar, France. The tourists were alerted before the theft could be completed.
Two pickpockets attempting to rob a Japanese tourist couple in Colmar, France. The tourists were alerted before the theft could be completed.
18th-century engraving showing pickpocket George Barrington being apprehended in action
18th-century engraving showing pickpocket George Barrington being apprehended in action
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The Conjurer, 1475–1480, by Hieronymus Bosch or his workshop. Notice how the man in the back row steals another man's purse while applying misdirectio
The Conjurer, 1475–1480, by Hieronymus Bosch or his workshop. Notice how the man in the back row steals another man's purse while applying misdirection by looking at the sky.
An illustration from Reginald Scot's The Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584), one of the earliest books on magic tricks, explaining how the "Decollation o
An illustration from Reginald Scot's The Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584), one of the earliest books on magic tricks, explaining how the "Decollation of John Baptist" decapitation illusion may be performed
Advertisement for Isaac Fawkes' show from 1724 in which he boasts of the success of his performances for the King and Prince George
Advertisement for Isaac Fawkes' show from 1724 in which he boasts of the success of his performances for the King and Prince George
Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, pioneer of modern magic entertainment
Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, pioneer of modern magic entertainment