european svengali hypnotist


The European Svengali

And the trilbys of the “four hundred”

Print shows a wily, destitute, European noble, with papers extending from his pockets labeled “Laundry Bill, Hotel Bill, Livery Bill, [and] Tailor Bill”, seeking a fortune among young American heiresses, as he “hypnotizes” them with the crown of his nobility and they, in their weakened state, kneel before him offering bags of money, to the chagrin of young, well-to-do, American men.