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Houdini letterhead from 1913

Houdini letterhead from 1913

Mourning letterhead with black border and bust portrait of Harry Houdini; a note signed by Houdini identifies this as his 1913 letterhead, made in Stuttgart, Germany, after his mother's death. Title devised by ... More

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

Magicians' Society will be formed Sunday by Houdini : Dayton Journal article, December 16, 1916

Magicians' Society will be formed Sunday by Houdini : Dayton Journal a...

This article from the Dayton Journal for Saturday, December 16, 1916, describes Harry Houdini's plans to form a Magicians' Society of Dayton in affiliation with the Society of American Magicians, of which Houdi... 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

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

Advertisement for Conjurers' Monthly Magazine

Advertisement for Conjurers' Monthly Magazine

Undated advertisement for Conjuror's Monthly Magazine hails the magazine as "Houdini's Newspaper," and identifies Harry Houdini as its editor. From the collections of the Rare Book and Special Collections Divis... 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 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

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

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... 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

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

Advertisement for Conjurers' Monthly Magazine

Advertisement for Conjurers' Monthly Magazine

Undated advertisement for Conjuror's Monthly Magazine hails the magazine as "Houdini's Newspaper," and identifies Harry Houdini as its editor. From the collections of the Rare Book and Special Collections Divis... 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

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

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... 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

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

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... 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

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

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... 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

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

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... 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

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

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... 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

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

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... 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

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

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... 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

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Hippodrome program for the season 1917-1918

Program book for the New York Hippodrome, New York City, for the 1917-1918 season, including several pages of advertisements. The booklet features the performance program for an elaborate variety bill, "Cheer ... More