Community: Houdini

  1. Houdini - First Successful Flight

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    The first successful flight in Australia, March 15, 1910. (He never flew again?). Sidney H. Radner Collection, Houdini Historical Center, Appleton. Courtesy of Outagamie County Historical Society.

  2. Houdini - Incognito Disguise

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    One of Houdini's incognito disguises he used in his quest to expose fraudulent spiritualists. Sidney H. Radner Collection, Houdini Historical Center, Appleton. Courtesy of Outagamie County Historical Society.

  3. Houdini - Jumping into the Charles River

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    Jumping into the charles River from the Harvard Bridge in Boston. 1908. Photo by Lew Haskill, Boston Globe. Sidney H. Radner Collection, Houdini Historical Center, Appleton. Courtesy of Outagamie County Historical Society.

  4. Houdini - Posed Anniversary Photo

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    A posed anniversary photo with Bess at Coney Island. Sidney H. Radner Collection, Houdini Historical Center, Appleton. Courtesy of Outagamie County Historical Society.

  5. Houdini - Straightjacket Escape

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    Straightjacket escape. A free demonstration to encourage people to pay to see more at a show. Sidney H. Radner Collection, Houdini Historical Center, Appleton. Courtesy of Outagamie County Historical Society.

  6. Houdini - Unique Advertising

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    Advertising in a unique way. The photo was likely taken by Franz Kukol, a long time trusted assistant. Sidney H. Radner Collection, Houdini Historical Center, Appleton. Courtesy of Outagamie County Historical Society.

  7. Houdini - Challenge

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    An example of a challenge performance. Sidney H. Radner Collection, Houdini Historical Center, Appleton. Courtesy of Outagamie County Historical Society.

  8. Houdini - Young

    The Young Houdini
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    Courtesy of The Post-Crescent

  9. Houdini - Early Advertising Poster

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    Early advertising poster. Circa 1895
    Courtesy of The Post-Crescent

  10. Houdini - King of Handcuffs

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    Advertising poster for the King of Handcuffs.
    Courtesy of The Post-Crescent

  11. Houdini - Milk Can

    Houdini's Milk Can
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    Unloaded at the Outagamie Museum by Christopher Miller, right, curator, and Diane Kromm of the museum staff. 12/1988
    Courtesy of The Post-Crescent

  12. Houdini - Seance in Appleton, 1986

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    This was the official Houdini Seance in Appleton in 1986. It continued the string of annual seances held Halloween night since Houdini's death on that date in 1926. Courtesy of The Post-Crescent

  13. Houdini - 1880 Census Record

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    1880 Census record. Note the surname spelled Weise. Entry for Erich gives Hungary as birthplace. This was changed by affidavit to Appleton in 1940.
    Courtesy of The Post-Crescent

  14. Houdini - Billboard

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    Billboard painting promoting a performance.
    Courtesy of The Post-Crescent

  15. Houdini - Early Publicity Photo

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    Early publicity photograph "A man, naked against the world, bound in chains, deprived of all help..." Courtesy of The Post-Crescent

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