Louis "Silent Mora" McCord (1884 - 1972) is pictured performing his Chinese sticks routine, along with a signed set of his highly prized hand-made sticks, and [below] in his favored portrait, directly from the front of his personal album.

McCord came to be known as "Silent" Mora during the early years of his career for an act he performed without speech, and the name stuck with him. He went on to do 'talking" shows, as well as an Oriental style show performed fully in pantomime.

 

Mora is seen [below left] in this photograph from his own album which he termed "1st photo of Mora 4 Ball and Net Trick". Mora was famed for this classic routine, in which small white balls miraculously appeared and disappeared, dropping from his hands into a net held by spectators.