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Harry Houdini Posters

A poster gallery of Harry Houdini, the great magician and escape artist

 

Do  Spirits Return Houdini Says NO – Proves It Show Poster – from later in Harry Houdini’s career, a poster advertising his show, now a combination of magic/escape acts, and debunking of the charlatans of his day.
Poster of Harry Houdini, promoting himself as the ‘handcuff king’ — a drawing of Houdini in the center, framed by the various handcuffs that he had successfully defeated. “Europe’s eclipsing sensation, Houdini, the world’s handcuff king & prison breaker — nothing on Earth can hold Houdini a prisoner”
From earlier in Harry Houdini’s career, Houdini promoting himself as “Houdini – the King of Cards”
Poster advertising Harry Houdini’s water torture cell, with Houdini in his signature torture chamber – “Houdini presents his own original invention – the greatest sensational mystery ever attempted in this or any other age – $1000 reward to anyone proving that it is possible to obtain air in the up-side-down position in which Houdini releases himself from this water-filled torture cell.”
Harry Houdini- The Grim Game  
Harry Houdini- The Grim Game Masterprint
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Movie poster from  The Grim Game, one of Harry Houdini’s motion pictures
Harry Houdini, Magical Review  
Harry Houdini, Magical Review Giclee Print
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Harry Houdini playbill – “Grand Special Night


The world famous self liberator Houdini, the Supreme Ruler of Mystery, will present a Grand Magical Revue in which he will prove himself to be the Greatest Mystifier that History chronicles. Which will be seen for the third time on any stage.


  1. The Crystal Casket
  2. Good Bye, Winter
  3. Money for Nothing
  4. The Arrival of Summer
  5. Calico Conjuring
  6. Metamorphosis

Palace Theater, Friday, May 1st, 1914

Harry Houdini's Will  
Harry Houdini’s Will Giclee Print
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After Harry Houdini’s death, his brother Theo (under the stage name ‘Hardeen’) continued performing as Houdini’s chosen successor
Houdini, Portrait at Age 32  
Houdini, Portrait at Age 32 Photographic Print
Fleming  
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Photographic portrait of Harry Houdini, at the age of 32
Houdini Demonstrates How Slates May be Changed at a Seance
Houdini Demonstrates How Slates May be Changed at a Seance Giclee Print
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As part of Harry Houdini’s debunking of spirit mediums, he exposed some of their methods both on stage and in magazine articles. Here, he demonstrates one method of how a medium could have ‘psychic’ slate writing ‘mysteriously’ appear on a chalk slate.
Houdini Demonstrates How a Foot Can be Released Under a Seance Table
Houdini Demonstrates How a Foot Can be Released Under a Seance Table Giclee Print
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As part of his debunking of spirit mediums, Harry Houdini demonstrates how a foot can be released under a seance table.
Houdini Demonstrates How "Ectoplasm" May be Produced from the Mouth  
Houdini Demonstrates How “Ectoplasm” May be Produced from the Mouth Giclee Print
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As part of his debunking of spirit mediums, Harry Houdini demonstrates how ‘ectoplasm’ may be produced from the mouth.
Houdini - The Water Torture Cell  
Houdini – The Water Torture Cell Limited Edition
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Another poster advertising Harry Houdini’s crowning achievement, the Chinese water torture cell.
Houdini and Skyscraper  
Houdini and Skyscraper Photographic Print
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Black and white photo of Harry Houdini in one of his greatest publicity stunts, being suspended upside down over a busy city street while escaping from a straitjacket.
Color poster advertising Harry Houdini’s ‘Buried Alive’ routine – “Buried Alive! Egyptian Fakirs outdone! Master mystifier Houdini – the greatest necromancer of the age – perhaps of all time”
Another variation on the color poster for Harry Houdini’s Chinese water torture cell escape.
Houdini's Death-Defying Mystery  
Houdini’s Death-Defying Mystery Giclee Print
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Color illustration poster advertising one of Harry Houdini’s signature escape tricks – the milk can escape. “Houdini’s death-defying mystery – escape from a galvanized iron can filled with water and secured by massive locks – Failure means a drowning death”
Houdini: Upside Down in the Water Torture Cell  
Houdini: Upside Down in the Water Torture Cell Giclee Print
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A color illustration poster advertising Harry Houdini’s water torture cell – unusual in that in focuses on a close-up of Houdini’s face.
A color illustration poster for one of Harry Houdini’s movie serials,  The Master in Mystery. I  love  the “threatening” robot standing behind him!
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