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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…

Houdini scrap book with letter press label on the cover

Lager Image with Detail Houdini Upside Down in the Water Torture Cell, c. 1913, lithograph. Billy Rose Theatre Collection. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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

Large Image with Signature Houdini in chains, 1903, photograph. Library of Congress, Rare Books and Special Collections Division, McManus Young Division.

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

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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.