Happy weekend! Time to relax and waste time. If you're a child at heart, or you've got a couple young ones hanging around, treat them to these old-school magic tricks, courtesy of Flickr user Jordan Smith. Smith generously scanned and uploaded a selection of cards from a postcard set published by the General Cigar "Hall of Magic" for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.
Sure, it's an ad... but the drawings are charming, the tricks are simple, and the necessary materials are lying in your desk drawer.
The General Cigar "Hall of Magic" presents...
1. The Quarter Illusion
2 & 3. The Handkerchief Tying Trick & the Paper Tube Illusion
4 & 5. The Dollar Bill & Ice Cube Challenge!