From 1907 through 1910, Harry "handcuff" Houdini was the highest paid
vaudeville performer in the United States.
He was particularly well known for performing amazing escapes from
handcuffs, ropes, chains, sealed boxes and a wide
variety of other apparatuses. His magic acts still thrill modern
audiences. He performed both on-stage and in public venues.
Sterling silver spoon from Boston depicting a bound Houdini who was
perfoming an escape from the
cold waters of the Charles River on April 30, 1908.
Beautifully hand painted portrait of Houdini with observers on the
bridge behind him.
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