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Harry Houdini

American escape artist, magic man, and stunt performer, noted for his escape acts.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1874
Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz; 24 March 1874 - 31 October 1926) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer known for his sensational escape acts. He began his career as a circus performer and later became famous for his daring escapes from handcuffs, straitjackets and water-filled tanks. Houdini was also a keen debunker of spiritualists and mediums, exposing many fraudulent practices. He died on Halloween 1926 of complications from a ruptured appendix. Houdini remains one of the most famous and influential magicians in history.
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Harry Houdini Cigarette paper trick

Harry Houdini Cigarette paper trick

Magician Harry Houdini demonstrating a cigarette paper trick Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians ... More

[Three full-length portraits of Harry Houdini and his brother Theodore Hardeen]

[Three full-length portraits of Harry Houdini and his brother Theodore...

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

[Houdini, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, in chains]

[Houdini, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, in chains]

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

[Houdini is secured in a straitjacket]

[Houdini is secured in a straitjacket]

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

[Beatrice Houdini, bust portrait, facing right (ca. 1900) and Harry Houdini, bust portrait, facing left (ca. 1913)]

[Beatrice Houdini, bust portrait, facing right (ca. 1900) and Harry Ho...

Public domain reproduction of portrait art print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. ... More

[Crate containing Harry Houdini, being lowered from ship into water] / Dietz, N.Y.

[Crate containing Harry Houdini, being lowered from ship into water] /...

J194551 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Houdini. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his ti... More

Houdini in Handcuffs, 1918

Houdini in Handcuffs, 1918

Houdini in handcuffs, 1918. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectac... More

Dempsey and Leonard - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Dempsey and Leonard - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Public domain historical photo, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mina Crandon with Harry Houdini

Mina Crandon with Harry Houdini

The medium Mina Crandon with the magician Harry Houdini. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of hi... More

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini

Magyar: Harry Houdini (született Weisz Erik (Budapest, 1874. március 24. – Detroit, 1926. október 31.) magyar származású amerikai illuzionista és bűvész. Minden idők legnagyobb szabaduló és a modern kor egyik ... More

[Harry Houdini, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Harry Houdini, half-length portrait, facing front]

Picryl description: Public domain vintage artistic photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was o... More

[Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, standing, and Harry Kellar, seated]

[Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, standing, and Harry Kellar, seat...

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

[Harry Houdini and Chinese magician Ching Ling Foo, full-length portrait, standing, Brighton Beach, New York]

[Harry Houdini and Chinese magician Ching Ling Foo, full-length portra...

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

Harvard Theatrical Portrait Photographs TCS 28 - Harry Houdini

Harvard Theatrical Portrait Photographs TCS 28 - Harry Houdini

Cabinet card image of Erik Weisz, later known as Harry Houdini, as a boy in 1882. Theatrical Portrait Photographs (TCS 28). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University Harry Houdini was a ... More

Houdini - Public domain portrait photograph

Houdini - Public domain portrait photograph

A group of people standing around a man holding a tennis racquet. Public domain portrait photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American ma... More

Harry Handcuff Houdini - Public domain portrait print

Harry Handcuff Houdini - Public domain portrait print

Harry Houdini, three-quarter length portrait, facing front. Photograph by Campbell-Gray, Ltd. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most ... More

Harry Houdini sur l'aile de son avion (1921)

Harry Houdini sur l'aile de son avion (1921)

Français : Harry Houdini sur l'aile de son avion (1921). Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of h... More

Harry Houdini-b - A black and white photo of a man in a prison

Harry Houdini-b - A black and white photo of a man in a prison

Harry Houdini (1874–1926), Stone walls and chains do not make a prison --- for Houdini Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous ... More

[Harry Houdini, King of Cards]. 19th century, Library of Congress collection

[Harry Houdini, King of Cards]. 19th century, Library of Congress coll...

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

Dempsey, Leonard, Comr. Daley, Billy Gibson, Jack Kearns & Houdini

Dempsey, Leonard, Comr. Daley, Billy Gibson, Jack Kearns & Houdini

Public domain photograph of people in office, interior, the 1910s-1920s America, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologi... More

[Houdini, "the genius of escape," on the Orpheum Circuit]

[Houdini, "the genius of escape," on the Orpheum Circuit]

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

[Harry Houdini performs the great milk can escape]

[Harry Houdini performs the great milk can escape]

Public domain photograph of 3d object museum collection, metal, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. ... More

[Harry and Beatrice Houdini with Sarah Bernhardt, Boston]

[Harry and Beatrice Houdini with Sarah Bernhardt, Boston]

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

Harvard Theatre Collection - Houdini, TCS 28

Harvard Theatre Collection - Houdini, TCS 28

Photograph of Harry Houdini [circa 1887] in uniform, hand extended with folded paper or envelope. Theatrical Portrait Photographs, TCS 28, Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University Harry... More

Houdini Wintergarten, Art Nouveau Poster

Houdini Wintergarten, Art Nouveau Poster

Deutsch: Harry Houdini at the Wintergarten in Berlin, 1903, LC-USZC4-3287 DLC (color film copy transparency), Item in McManus-Young Collection, Library of Congress, USA Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American ... More

[Houdini versus products of the Weed Chain Tire Grip Company]

[Houdini versus products of the Weed Chain Tire Grip Company]

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

Publicity release about iron bound box test, 1917

Publicity release about iron bound box test, 1917

Public domain scan of American poster, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Argamasilla con Houdini

Argamasilla con Houdini

Magician Harry Houdini with Joaquín Argamasilla. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, ... More

Boston American article, December 30, 1924 Houdini's $10,000 challenge to Margery and Harvard professor

Boston American article, December 30, 1924 Houdini's $10,000 challenge...

Public domain scan of the book page, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Beatrice and Harry Houdini in their first year of married life]

[Beatrice and Harry Houdini in their first year of married life]

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

[Beatrice and Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, seated, facing front]

[Beatrice and Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, seated, facing fron...

Public domain scan of portrait art print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was on... More

[Houdini visits Indianapolis]

[Houdini visits Indianapolis]

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

Houdini with Malcolm Bird and Mina Crandon

Houdini with Malcolm Bird and Mina Crandon

Harry Houdini (left), Malcolm Bird (back), Mina Crandon (middle), O. D. Munn (right). Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous ... More

Houdini in chains restored

Houdini in chains restored

Full length photograph of Harry Houdini, standing, in chains. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians... More

[Harry Houdini, half-length portrait, facing front, with arms folded]

[Harry Houdini, half-length portrait, facing front, with arms folded]

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

[Harry and Beatrice Houdini in Nice, France, full-length portrait, standing, facing front]

[Harry and Beatrice Houdini in Nice, France, full-length portrait, sta...

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

[Houdini, head-and-shoulder portrait, facing front]

[Houdini, head-and-shoulder portrait, facing front]

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of his time, known for his spectacular escape acts and death-de... More

Houdini and the circus, Berlin, 1908

Houdini and the circus, Berlin, 1908

Poster showing policemen putting manacles on Harry Houdini. In 1908 Houdini was a star of the Circus Busch in Berlin. The escapologist had performed Metomorphosis with the Welsh Brothers Circus in the difficult... More

Weird Tales v03n03 (1924-03) 0003-1

Weird Tales v03n03 (1924-03) 0003-1

illustration from title in text from magazine

Harry Houdini with psychic Alex Martin in 1925

Harry Houdini with psychic Alex Martin in 1925

The magician Harry Houdini with psychic photographer Alex Martin in 1925. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successf... More

[The  Silver Anniversary dinner of Beatrice and Harry Houdini (1894-1919), Alexandria Hotel]

[The Silver Anniversary dinner of Beatrice and Harry Houdini (1894-19...

Public domain photograph of a hotel building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He wa... More

Harry Houdini with Pierre L. O. A. Keeler

Harry Houdini with Pierre L. O. A. Keeler

Fraudulent spiritualist medium Pierre L. O. A. Keeler (left) with Magician Harry Houdini (right).

Harry Houdini - Aug 1919 FF

Harry Houdini - Aug 1919 FF

Harry Houdini attempting to free himself from some women, on page 10 of the August 1919 Film Fun. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the ... More

Harry Houdini spirit hand

Harry Houdini spirit hand

Magician Harry Houdini demonstrating how fake spirit hands can be made. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful... More

Joaquin María Argamasilla with Harry Houdini

Joaquin María Argamasilla with Harry Houdini

The magician Harry Houdini with the fraudulent psychic Joaquin María Argamasilla. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and ... More

Harry Houdini Laboratory

Harry Houdini Laboratory

Magician Harry Houdini and colleagues at his laboratory in New Jersey making experimental apparatus for his stage work. Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 187... More

Clfandhoudini - An old photo of two men shaking hands

Clfandhoudini - An old photo of two men shaking hands

Ching Ling Foo and Harry Houdini, 朱連魁和魔術大師Harry Houdini的合照 Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American magician and escapologist, born in Budapest in 1874. He was one of the most famous and successful magicians of ... More