Lot 932: Splendid matte-finish 7.25 x 9.25 photo of Houdini in profile, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To my old Pal of Twenty years Dr. R. B. Lothian, Good Luck, Houdini, March 2/20, To S. G. A." Handsomely double-suede-matted and framed to an overall size of 14.75 x 16.75. In fine condition. The recipient is probably Robert Bain Lothian, a prominent physician in Glasgow. Houdini toured the United Kingdom in 1920 as a part of his ongoing crusade to debunk beliefs in spirits and the occult. It was during March that he first met Arthur Conan Doyle, a staunch believer in spiritualism, with whom he formed a famous friendship. An absolutely exquisite portrait signed during an important period of Houdini's international fame.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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