Harry Houdini Autographed Photograph

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2015-06-26 11:01:59

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A Harry Houdini Autographed Photograph is a signed photograph of the legendary American magician and escape artist.

Background information

Harry Houdini is regarded as one of the finest and most famous magicians in history. The Hungarian-born American was one of the world’s most famous men during the early years of the 20th century, and America’s highest-paid vaudeville performer.

He was renowned for his amazing escapology acts, during which he escaped from straightjackets, specially-designed handcuffs, the Chinese Water Torture Cell (a device of his own creation), underground burial and packing crates thrown overboard into the sea.

He was also famed for making an elephant disappear onstage, and for his later years spent debunking fraudulent spiritualists and mediums.

Item description

This small black and white photograph measures 2 ½” by 1 ½”, and features an mid-close-up of Houdini in profile with his arms folded. In the white border below a printed caption reads “Harry Handcuff Houdini”.

Houdini has signed and dated the photograph “"Best Wishes, Harry Houdini, 4/1/11" in the centre of the image below his head.

Ownership

This highly rare signed photograph is offered for sale by Paul Fraser Collectibles, specialists in unique collectibles and high-end memorabilia.

It is currently priced at £2,750.

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