Photo, Print, Drawing [Houdini in the "Margie Box"]
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- [Houdini in the "Margie Box"]
Created / Published
- - Houdini, Harry,--1874-1926
- - Margery,--1888-1941--Associated objects
- - Spiritualism--1920-1930
- - Boxes--1920-1930
- Lantern slides--1920-1930.
- Lantern slides--1920-1930
- - Mina Crandon, known as Margery, was a medium who fully challenged Houdini. In her impressive Boston home, with the unwavering support of her husband, a respected surgeon and member of the Harvard faculty, she held seances to demonstrate her alleged supernatural powers. In 1924, she applied for a $2,500 prize offered by the "Scientific American" to any medium who could establish authentic communication with spirits under strictly controlled test conditions. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was her great champion; Houdini, her great opponent. Determined to limit the medium's physical movements in the seance room, Houdini provided the box shown here by which Mina Crandon's suspected manipulations were to be contained.
- 1 slide : lantern.
Call Number/Physical Location
- LOT 7426 [P&P;]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- cph 3a27315 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a27315
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-USZ62-26517 (b&w film copy neg.)
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Houdini in the "Margie Box". , 1924. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/96520631/.
APA citation style:
(1924) Houdini in the "Margie Box". , 1924. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96520631/.
MLA citation style:
Houdini in the "Margie Box". Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/96520631/>.