Photos, Prints, Drawings [Houdini and the water torture cell]
Photos, Prints, Drawings
No Place, Unknown, Or Undetermined
- [Houdini and the water torture cell]
- Created / Published
- [ca. 1913]
- Subject Headings
- - Houdini, Harry,--1874-1926--Performances
- - Magic--1910-1920
- - Escapes--1910-1920
- - Magicians--1910-1920
- Format Headings
- Photographic prints--1910-1920.
- - In 1913, Houdini began to feature his escape from the Water Torture Cell, also known as the Upside Down or U.S.D. In a dramatic routine that eclipsed the very popular Giant Milk Can escape, Houdini, his ankles secured in stocks, was submerged and locked in place in full view of the audience. One of his posters described the feat in the following terms: "The world famous self-liberator HOUDINI, presenting the greatest performance of his strenuous career, liberating himself after being locked in a WATER TORTURE CELL (Houdini's own invention) whilst standing on his head, his ankles clamped and locked above the center of the Massive Cover. A FEAT WHICH BORDERS ON THE SUPERNATURAL."
- 1 photographic print.
- 1 photographic print.
- Call Number
- McManus-Young Collection <item> [Rare Book RR]
- Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- Digital Id
- cph 3c12434 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c12434
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
- Other Formats
- Reproduction Number
- LC-USZ62-112434 (b&w film copy neg.)
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- Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-112434 (b&w film copy neg.)
- Call Number: McManus-Young Collection <item> [Rare Book RR]
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