Two original photos from the Houdini Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls, circa 1960?s. Notation on back of one photo is probably written by Joe Dunninger. Photos are in fine condition. Photos are clear and sharp. The lines/discoloration are from my scanner. Please click on photo for more images. These are hard to find items from the now defunct museum.
This is Theo Mauritus, a Houdini imitator. He is even copying a similar pose that Houdini used in publicity photos. This is an original piece from the 1910′s. It is about the same size as a postcard and on similar stock. The photograph was done by Wilsons. The image is clear and sharp, but the scan is not. A nice addition to your escape artist or Houdini collection.
This is an older reproduction of Houdini with a string of handcuffs linked to each other. It looks-like it was taken in the late 1890′s. Please click on Houdini for a larger image. The photo is in fine condition. A nice addition to any Houdini collection.
This is an original 8×10 photo of Theo Hardeen circa 1928/31. The photo is from Mitchell’s Studio of NY. They photographer has blurred Hardeen’s face slightly and kept his eyes clear and sharp. Houdini used this same technique, but when he was photographed with his face directly into the camera. The condition of the photo is fine. There are pinholes at the top and bottom in the white borders. A small indentation from a paper clip from many moons ago. Please click on the photo to see both sides of the image. A nice addition for the Hardeen, Houdini or magic historian/collector.
This Theo Hardeen photo is approximately 8 1/2″ X 10 1/2″. The photo was used in 1928. There are highlights on the image so it could be published in the newspaper. Now to find the article. Condition is very fine. Please click on Theo to see both sides of the photo.