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Harry Houdini Original Glass Negatives

Ten original glass negatives of Houdini’s exploits

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Ten original glass negatives of Houdini’s exploits

Collection of ten original glass negatives, measuring 3 x 4.5 to 7 x 5, with more than half showing scenes of Houdini with friends or family. Some of the images in which Houdini is clearly visible are as follows: Houdini seated and holding a dog in his lap; Houdini holding a baby; Houdini standing in a garden with another gentleman; Houdini standing in front of a rock wall; and Houdini peeking out from a doorway in a large group shot. Additional images include: a white dog on a chair; a street scene; and a gentleman sitting in a garden. In overall fine condition. Accompanied by modern prints from eight of the negatives; three modern images of Houdini in shackles or stocks are also present, though associated negatives are not. A scarce collection of desirable, seldom-seen images from the famed magician. The James Collings Collection.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Pop Culture Auction
  • Dates: #449 - Ended March 18, 2015