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 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…
Image Title : Harry Houdini Source : Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file / Personalities / H / Harry Houdini Location : The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Billy Rose Theatre Division Catalog Call Number : *T PHO A Digital ID : th-21674 Record ID : 527535 Digital Item Published : 4-26-2006; updated 5-8-2012
Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz in Budapest, later Ehrich Weiss, Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts.