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Book/Printed Material Houdini beats Fakir in stay underwater : [New York American article, August 6, 1926]

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Title

  • Houdini beats Fakir in stay underwater : [New York American article, August 6, 1926]

Summary

  • Article and photographs from the New York American for August 6, 1926, recounting Houdini's underwater burial in a sealed coffin for 90 minutes the previous day. Although the article frames the feat as a competition with the Egyptian magician Rahman Bey, Houdini himself claims it as a scientific experiment that will benefit miners and others trapped without sufficient oxygen, and calls it "the most important [event] in my life."

Names

  • Teale, Oscar S. (Oscar Schutte), 1848-1927, former owner.

Created / Published

  • 1926 August 6

Headings

  • -  Houdini, Harry,--1874-1926

Genre

  • Clippings

Notes

  • -  From the Oscar Teale Houdini scrapbook held by the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  Record converted from American Memory pseudomarc

Repository

  • Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018682499

Online Format

  • image

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IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Teale, Oscar S. , Former Owner. Houdini beats Fakir in stay underwater: New York American article, August 6. August 6, 1926. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018682499/.

APA citation style:

Teale, O. S. (1926) Houdini beats Fakir in stay underwater: New York American article, August 6. August 6. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018682499/.

MLA citation style:

Teale, Oscar S. , Former Owner. Houdini beats Fakir in stay underwater: New York American article, August 6. August 6, 1926. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018682499/>.