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Harry Houdini, ca. 1905. Not technically a silver screen, but figure since many of his friends were on this board we'd let him hang out here.

Harry Houdini Mysteries: The Houdini Specter by Daniel Stashower - Harry Houdini is still struggling to make a name for himself in turn-of-the-century New York. He sees an opportunity for glory in exposing the tricks of medium Lucius Craig - if only he can work out how the medium managed to conjure a "spirit" while tied to a chair by Houdini himself or how the apparition was able to stab an audience member to death & then disappear! (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)

Harry Houdini and Theodore Roosevelt

Harry Houdini Scrapbook [Photographs with Jack London] by Boston Public Library, via Flickr

Harry Houdini’s library.

The LA Public Library’s 1928 bookmobile for the sick.

Harry Houdini, Portrait for President, 1911 3 sheet, Strobridge Litho Co., Cin'ti & New York, linen mounted & restored. Handsomely framed. 82.5" x 40" The most famous name in magic, Houdiniana has become extremely valuable as pure collectible Americana, towering over all other entertainment figures of the first two decades of the 20th Century.

Before there were computers, books were checked out this way.

  • Tricki Wildheart

    I remember this

  • Chelisa Hostler

    Just curious about the dates? They don't match up to the dates checked out and dates returnedm some are returned before they were even checked out by that person? Doesnt seem right.

  • Chelisa Hostler

    Haha just relalized I read the date due as checked out. Sorry for sounding like a damn smart-ass. Carry on.

  • Skylar Korby

    Ruth Harbuck, such a delinquent. Over three weeks late.

  • Tom Getty

    Colleen you are in sooo much trouble.

Harry Houdini_1914 by The Jewish Museum, via Flickr