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Awesome installation at The New York Public Library
Houdini scrap book with letter press label on the cover
Houdini referred to Kellar as 'the greatest magician the world ever saw.' In a letter to Houdini, Kellar referred to him as 'our greatest showman-Harry Houdini.' I think that pretty well sums it up.
The Los Angeles Public Library's mobile library for the sick, 1928.
Ehrich Weiss (not yet Harry Houdini) wearing track team medals in 1890, New York (c)Library of Congress.
Harry Houdini Poster
Harry Houdini, created such awe inspiring feats and pushed the boundaries between freak, illusion and skill. Now, I'm a big fan of Cyril, a Japanese magician who can pull hamburgers and drinks out of posters. Check him out on youtube :)
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Houdini airborne in his Voisin at Diggers Rest, 1910, by Marcel Poupe by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr