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Image from the State Library of Victoria, circa 1930s.
Who was Annie Abbott?
Physics-defying “Georgia Magnet” Annie Abbott traveled the world puzzling doctors and audiences with her remarkable illusions. At only one hundred pounds, Abbott could resist being lifted from the floor by men seemingly much stronger than her. She drew enormous crowds and newspapers attempted to reveal her methods to the public, but Abbott continued performing to great acclaim.
Continue reading about Annie Abbott in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Sample Primary Sources
Primary sources related to this historical topic are available through the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive, which has more than a million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986.