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Topic: houdini harry

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Registered letter from Hull, England, regarding water torture cell, 1913

Registered letter from Hull, England, regarding water torture cell, 19...

In this registered letter typed on his engraved letterhead in Hull, England, on February 1, 1913, Houdini announces and describes his new Water Torture Cell escape trick, and warns British theatrical managers t... more

Theodore Roosevelt and Houdini, S.S. Imperator

Theodore Roosevelt and Houdini, S.S. Imperator

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt and Houdini, full-length portrait, both standing, aboard the Imperator. Title from item. Hand written on verso: Bequest Edward Saint, June 20, 1943.

[Crate containing Harry Houdini, being lowered from ship into water] / Dietz, N.Y.

[Crate containing Harry Houdini, being lowered from ship into water] /...

J194551 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Houdini.

Houdini dangling from the B.F. Keith's Theatre, G and 15th Streets, N.W., in an upside-down straitjacket escape, Washington, D.C.

Houdini dangling from the B.F. Keith's Theatre, G and 15th Streets, N....

Title devised by Library staff based on unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range, and Houdini's engagement at Keith's. Gift; H... more

Two newspaper articles announcing Houdini's death on October 31, 1926

Two newspaper articles announcing Houdini's death on October 31, 1926

Houdini died of peritonitis resulting from appendicitis on October 31, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. Newspapers throughout the country carried the news of his death in articles whose length attested to the bread... more

Postcard from Ehrich Weiss to his mother

Postcard from Ehrich Weiss to his mother

At the age of twelve, Ehrich Weiss ran away from home in an effort to earn money and to alleviate his family's grinding poverty. This is the earliest sample of Houdini's handwriting in the collections of the L... more

Aerial League of Australia invitation

Aerial League of Australia invitation

Invitation from the Aerial League of Australia to an evening of cinematograph views of aerial achievements, including "first flight in Australia by Mr. Houdini." From the collections of the Rare Book and Specia... more

King of handcuffs text, ca. 1900

King of handcuffs text, ca. 1900

Publicity item touting Harry Houdini's successes as "The King of Handcuffs" in London performances; includes numerous quotations from organs of the British and French press, and the addresses of Houdini's Ameri... more

B.F. Keith's Theatre News. January 22, 1906

B.F. Keith's Theatre News. January 22, 1906

This is a publicity pamphlet published by Keith's Theatre in Philadelphia for the week of January 22, 1906. The cover photograph shows a lobby display of shackles used by Houdini in his performances as "the Ja... more

Houdini jumps from Harvard Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts John H. Thurston, stereopticons

Houdini jumps from Harvard Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts John H. Thurs...

Photograph shows Houdini standing by the side of the Charles River wearing chains and handcuffs. Title devised by Library staff. Master of the "Impossible Possible," Houdini performs one of his stunning manacle... more

Houdini letterhead from 1912

Houdini letterhead from 1912

Letterhead with cameo portrait of Harry Houdini in profile; a note signed by Houdini identifies this item as his steel engraving letterhead of 1912, made in Bradford, England. From the collections of the Rare B... more

Harry Handcuff Houdini

Harry Handcuff Houdini

Harry Houdini, three-quarter length portrait, facing front. Photograph by Campbell-Gray, Ltd.

Houdini, in a packing case, is lowered into New York Bay

Houdini, in a packing case, is lowered into New York Bay

Houdini, in a packing case said to contain six hundred pounds of iron weights, is lowered into New York Bay. He is credited with having escaped in two minutes and fifty-five seconds. Photograph by Dietz, N.Y.

Daring dive! : poster and Victoria Theater announcement, 1914

Daring dive! : poster and Victoria Theater announcement, 1914

Handcuffed and in packing case. Poster announcing that Harry Houdini will be shackled and thrown into the river off New York's Battery in a sealed packing case, from which he will attempt to escape, July 15, 19... more

Magicians' Club program, April 25, 1915

Magicians' Club program, April 25, 1915

Program book for the "First Grand All Magical Seance of the Magicians' Club," Chelsea, London, England, Sunday, April 25, 1915. Harry Houdini was the Club's President and founder. Includes a list of featured ... more

Orpheum circuit news. November 14, 1915

Orpheum circuit news. November 14, 1915

Text and photo. A copy of the Orpheum Circuit News, a publicity pamphlet published in Oakland, California, by the 35-member Orpheum Circuit of Theatres, November 14, 1915. Affiliated theatres were located thro... more

Publicity release about iron bound box test, 1917

Publicity release about iron bound box test, 1917

This item features a cameo photograph of Houdini's face, set against a background photograph showing the iron-bound box from which he escapes being lowered into a river. From the collections of the Rare Book an... more

Invitation that links Man from beyond and Houdini escape act

Invitation that links Man from beyond and Houdini escape act

This is an invitation to the premiere of Harry Houdini's "The Man from Beyond" at the Times Square Theatre, New York City, on April 2, 1922, an event which also featured Houdini performing escape acts. From the... more

Margery genuine says, Conan Doyle; he scorns Houdini : article from the Boston herald, January 26, 1925

Margery genuine says, Conan Doyle; he scorns Houdini : article from th...

This article from the Boston Herald prints a lengthy statement written to the Herald by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, of Sherlock Holmes fame, vigorously defending the medium known as "Margery" against accusations of... more

No prize for "Margery" : Springfield Union article, December 14, 1925

No prize for "Margery" : Springfield Union article, December 14, 1925

This article from the Springfield (Massachusetts) Union recounts the conclusion of the controversy surrounding the medium known as "Margery," in which Houdini had embroiled himself by challenging the authentici... more

Hippodrome : Variety article, January 21, 1925

Hippodrome : Variety article, January 21, 1925

This article describes Houdini's latest sensational act, an on-stage expose of the hoaxes perpetrated by fraudulent mediums. From the collections of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. From the Edwa... more

Houdini stirred by article, may sue Sir Arthur : Springfield Union article, January 27, 1925

Houdini stirred by article, may sue Sir Arthur : Springfield Union art...

This article from the Springfield (Massachusetts) Union reports Houdini's outraged response to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's published attack on him in defense of the medium known as "Margery," whom Houdini had iden... more

Postcard from Ehrich Weiss to his mother

Postcard from Ehrich Weiss to his mother

At the age of twelve, Ehrich Weiss ran away from home in an effort to earn money and to alleviate his family's grinding poverty. This is the earliest sample of Houdini's handwriting in the collections of the L... more

Aerial League of Australia invitation

Aerial League of Australia invitation

Invitation from the Aerial League of Australia to an evening of cinematograph views of aerial achievements, including "first flight in Australia by Mr. Houdini." From the collections of the Rare Book and Specia... more

King of handcuffs text, ca. 1900

King of handcuffs text, ca. 1900

Publicity item touting Harry Houdini's successes as "The King of Handcuffs" in London performances; includes numerous quotations from organs of the British and French press, and the addresses of Houdini's Ameri... more

B.F. Keith's Theatre News. January 22, 1906

B.F. Keith's Theatre News. January 22, 1906

This is a publicity pamphlet published by Keith's Theatre in Philadelphia for the week of January 22, 1906. The cover photograph shows a lobby display of shackles used by Houdini in his performances as "the Ja... more

Houdini jumps from Harvard Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts John H. Thurston, stereopticons

Houdini jumps from Harvard Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts John H. Thurs...

Photograph shows Houdini standing by the side of the Charles River wearing chains and handcuffs. Title devised by Library staff. Master of the "Impossible Possible," Houdini performs one of his stunning manacle... more

Houdini letterhead from 1912

Houdini letterhead from 1912

Letterhead with cameo portrait of Harry Houdini in profile; a note signed by Houdini identifies this item as his steel engraving letterhead of 1912, made in Bradford, England. From the collections of the Rare B... more

Houdini, in a packing case, is lowered into New York Bay

Houdini, in a packing case, is lowered into New York Bay

Houdini, in a packing case said to contain six hundred pounds of iron weights, is lowered into New York Bay. He is credited with having escaped in two minutes and fifty-five seconds. Photograph by Dietz, N.Y.

Daring dive! : poster and Victoria Theater announcement, 1914

Daring dive! : poster and Victoria Theater announcement, 1914

Handcuffed and in packing case. Poster announcing that Harry Houdini will be shackled and thrown into the river off New York's Battery in a sealed packing case, from which he will attempt to escape, July 15, 19... more

Orpheum circuit news. November 14, 1915

Orpheum circuit news. November 14, 1915

Text and photo. A copy of the Orpheum Circuit News, a publicity pamphlet published in Oakland, California, by the 35-member Orpheum Circuit of Theatres, November 14, 1915. Affiliated theatres were located thro... more

Magicians' Club program, April 25, 1915

Magicians' Club program, April 25, 1915

Program book for the "First Grand All Magical Seance of the Magicians' Club," Chelsea, London, England, Sunday, April 25, 1915. Harry Houdini was the Club's President and founder. Includes a list of featured ... more

Publicity release about iron bound box test, 1917

Publicity release about iron bound box test, 1917

This item features a cameo photograph of Houdini's face, set against a background photograph showing the iron-bound box from which he escapes being lowered into a river. From the collections of the Rare Book an... more

Invitation that links Man from beyond and Houdini escape act

Invitation that links Man from beyond and Houdini escape act

This is an invitation to the premiere of Harry Houdini's "The Man from Beyond" at the Times Square Theatre, New York City, on April 2, 1922, an event which also featured Houdini performing escape acts. From the... more

Margery genuine says, Conan Doyle; he scorns Houdini : article from the Boston herald, January 26, 1925

Margery genuine says, Conan Doyle; he scorns Houdini : article from th...

This article from the Boston Herald prints a lengthy statement written to the Herald by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, of Sherlock Holmes fame, vigorously defending the medium known as "Margery" against accusations of... more

Houdini stirred by article, may sue Sir Arthur : Springfield Union article, January 27, 1925

Houdini stirred by article, may sue Sir Arthur : Springfield Union art...

This article from the Springfield (Massachusetts) Union reports Houdini's outraged response to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's published attack on him in defense of the medium known as "Margery," whom Houdini had iden... more

Hippodrome : Variety article, January 21, 1925

Hippodrome : Variety article, January 21, 1925

This article describes Houdini's latest sensational act, an on-stage expose of the hoaxes perpetrated by fraudulent mediums. From the collections of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. From the Edwa... more

No prize for "Margery" : Springfield Union article, December 14, 1925

No prize for "Margery" : Springfield Union article, December 14, 1925

This article from the Springfield (Massachusetts) Union recounts the conclusion of the controversy surrounding the medium known as "Margery," in which Houdini had embroiled himself by challenging the authentici... more

King of handcuffs text, ca. 1900

King of handcuffs text, ca. 1900

Publicity item touting Harry Houdini's successes as "The King of Handcuffs" in London performances; includes numerous quotations from organs of the British and French press, and the addresses of Houdini's Ameri... more

B.F. Keith's Theatre News. January 22, 1906

B.F. Keith's Theatre News. January 22, 1906

This is a publicity pamphlet published by Keith's Theatre in Philadelphia for the week of January 22, 1906. The cover photograph shows a lobby display of shackles used by Houdini in his performances as "the Ja... more

Orpheum circuit news. November 14, 1915

Orpheum circuit news. November 14, 1915

Text and photo. A copy of the Orpheum Circuit News, a publicity pamphlet published in Oakland, California, by the 35-member Orpheum Circuit of Theatres, November 14, 1915. Affiliated theatres were located thro... more

Magicians' Club program, April 25, 1915

Magicians' Club program, April 25, 1915

Program book for the "First Grand All Magical Seance of the Magicians' Club," Chelsea, London, England, Sunday, April 25, 1915. Harry Houdini was the Club's President and founder. Includes a list of featured ... more