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Photos, Prints, Drawings [Beatrice and Harry Houdini in their first year of married life]

[ b&w film copy neg. ]

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Title
[Beatrice and Harry Houdini in their first year of married life]
Summary
Beatrice Houdini, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, and Harry Houdini, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front.
Created / Published
1894.
Subject Headings
-  Houdini, Harry,--1874-1926--Family
-  Houdini, Beatrice,--1876-1943
Format Headings
Photomechanical prints--1890-1900.
Portraits--1890-1900.
Notes
-  When Houdini met Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner in 1894, she was performing as one of the Floral Sisters at the Sea Beach Palace in West Brighton Beach, New York. Married soon after they met, the partnership lasted until Houdini's death on October 31, 1926. Before his marriage Houdini performed in dime museums, the entry level of Vaudeville that was home to curiosity shows and unknown acts. In 1893, for example, he provided entertainment at Huber's 14th Street Museum in Manhattan. It was not until 1899, that impresario Martin Beck employed Houdini to work for the Orpheum Circuit, suggesting that the magician shed traditional conjuring in favor of what Houdini would later call "escapology."
Medium
1 photomechanical print.
Call Number/Physical Location
McManus-Young Collection [Rare Book RR]
Repository
Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
cph 3c12443 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c12443
Library of Congress Control Number
96517969
Reproduction Number
LC-USZ62-112443 (b&w film copy neg.)
Online Format
image
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/96517969
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=96517969&searchType=1&recCount=10
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