See Through Switch Anthony Linden

This is a utility item. Anthony uses it to switch one picture for another. You will find two uses for it in the tricks which follow. In effect, the magician shows a picture in his wallet. He removes the picture and drop s it face down on the table. When the picture is later turned face up, it has changed. For the sake of example, let's assume you want to secretly switch a picture of a red car for a picture of a green car.

You will need a wallet which has a clear plastic picture holder. You will also need two copies of the picture of the girl who comes with the wallet. If you don't have two copies, it can be a picture of any girl who looks like they would have included her picture with the wallet.

The first picture in the wallet is one of the pictures of the girl who came with the wallet. In the pocket opposite that picture and facing it, you will place the picture you want to swap out. In this example, it would be the picture of the red car.

Rip the clear page over. Place the second copy of the girl's picture in the same pocket with the red car, back to back. Finally, place the picture of the green car face to face with this second picture of the girl. This setup is shown in figure 1.

The first page has a picture of a girl showing. The second page below it has a picture of the red car. Behind the red car, in the same pocket is a duplicate of the girl's picture back to back with the red car. Immediately behindthe the duplicate picture of the girl (in the same pocket) is a picture of a green car. The green car isface to face with the girl. If you flip the 2nd page over in the direction of the arrow, you would be able to slide out the face down green car. They would see the duplicate of the girl's picture and assume you removed the red car.

Figure 1

Let's look at what you have made. You have what is in effect, a double faced card. On one side, it has a red car, on the other a picture of a girl. To make the switch, open the wallet between the first two pockets. This will show the first picture of the girl and the red car. After commenting on the picture of the girl who came with the wallet, flip over the second pocket, the one with the red car. They will see the back of the picture of the green car, but will assume it is the back of the red car.

Slide the picture of the green car out of the pocket being sure the picture of the girl can be plainly seen through the clear plastic. When the spectators see the second picture of the girl they will assume it is the first picture. In other words, they will assume the picture of the green car was the only thing in the second pocket. This is because they can now see what they perceive to be the picture of the girl they originally saw.

Place the picture of the green car on the table. After a sufficient pause to direct attention from the wallet, reveal the fact that the red car has now changed to green.

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