More treasures from our archives - a letter from Harry Houdini to NYPL President John Shaw Billings in 1911. The letter begins, "Dear Sir, In going through your card indexes yesterday, I noted that the Conjurer's magazine was missing..." Harry Houdini then kindly offered two bound sets of the Conjurer's Magazine to be added to the NYPL Collection -- along with a book on handcuffs written in Russian and German. #TeachNYPL #Houdini
Harry Houdini Scrapbook [Photographs with Jack London] by Boston Public Library, via Flickr
Ehrich Weiss (not yet Harry Houdini) wearing track team medals in 1890, New York (c)Library of Congress.